WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger released the following statement after the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (H.R. 5303), which includes full funding authorization for the Trinity River Vision project.

“The Trinity River Vision is a transformational project that will improve the quality of life and livability of Fort Worth and the surrounding communities.

“I have advocated and supported the Trinity River Vision project for years, and have worked in Congress to make it a reality. We need to bring our river area up to standards to prevent flooding and prepare for development – which would create jobs and over $1 billion in economic benefits to our community.

“I believe that as the Trinity River has been revitalized and preserved, so has Fort Worth. I am very pleased that, after years of hard work, full funding authorization for this critical flood control and economic development project is included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.”