Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

America's Infrastructure Grades

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers

  • “For this progress to come to fruition, and the trend to improve, funding must continue at a higher and more consistent level, given the large backlog of needs.” (Inland Waterways)
  • “The federal National Dam Safety Program was reauthorized by the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) in 2014 but has not seen a full appropriation at authorized levels.” (Dams)
  • “The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 also authorized port-related projects, however only two of the 34 authorized projects were appropriated in the last federal appropriations cycle.”(Dams)
  • “Without investment in this program, levees will continue to languish and much of this critical infrastructure’s condition will remain unknown.”(Levees)
  • “Visitors to USACE facilities (public parks) spend $13 billion annually and support 187,000 jobs, but the majority of USACE recreation facilities are over 50 years old and require upkeep to meet visitor health and safety standards.” (Public Parks)

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