Menendez Celebrates NJ Wins in Final Military Construction, Army Corps Funding Package

Menendez Celebrates NJ Wins in Final Military Construction, Army Corps Funding Package

Appropriations bills include funding for NJ military installations, flood mitigation, and coastal projects that Sen. Menendez fought for

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) applauded final passage of a bipartisan federal spending bill that provides funding for ongoing construction projects that protect New Jersey communities from flooding and prevent coastal storm damage, and continues investments in New Jersey waterways and the NY/NJ Harbor. It also delivers critical resources for Picatinny Arsenal and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst while ensuring our veterans receive the benefits and services they have earned and deserve.

“I’m proud there are still moments we can work together to invest in the key programs our nation needs, including New Jersey’s critical Army Corps of Engineers projects, our military installations, and our nation’s veterans,” said Sen. Menendez. “I’m proud this final funding bill also includes key initiatives I have fought for to protect New Jersey communities from the devastating impacts of flooding, improve our rivers and ports and keep our nation’s promise to our veterans.” 

Military Construction Funding

  • $41 million for Picatinny Arsenal – Munitions Disassembly Complex
    This project will construct a Munitions Disassembly Complex comprised of a munitions disassembly facility, robotics experimentation/field office, render-safe area, day storage magazine and long-term storage magazines with a storage shed.
  • $10.2 million for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst - Hot Cargo Hydrant System Replacement
    This project will replace the existing fuel piping and one hydrant pit located on the Hot Cargo Loading Area (HCLA) at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst; provide a 14” piping hydrant loop, one 900 Gallon Per Minute (GPM) hydrant outlet pit and all piping, valves, valve vaults, high/low vent and drain pits to supply fuel from the existing hydrant fuel system; and install piping under the taxiway using micro-tunneling techniques.

Army Corps Funding

$87 million in Army Corps funding for New Jersey projects:


  • $5,000,000 for Raritan River Basin, Green Brook Sub-Basin
  • $7,200,000 for Cape May Inlet to Lower Township

Operation and Maintenance (navigation)

  • $8,000,000 for Newark Bay, Hackensack and Passaic Rivers
  • $9,000 for Barnegat Inlet
  • $50,000 for Cheesequake Creek
  • $3,000 for Cold Spring Inlet
  • $15,000 for Delaware River at Camden
  • $27,785,000 Delaware River, Philadelphia to the Sea, NJ, PA, DE
  • $45,000 for Inspection of Completed Environmental Projects, NJ
  • $487,000 for Inspection of Completed Works, NJ
  • $2,000 for Manasquan River
  • $50,000 for New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway
  • $16,000,000 for New York and New Jersey Harbor
  • $10,374,000 for New York and New Jersey Harbor (drift removal)
  • $9,000,000 for NY/NJ Channels
  • $668,000 for Passaic River Flood Warning Systems
  • $2,224,000 for Project Conditions Surveys
  • $50,000 Raritan River
  • $20,000 for Raritan River to Arthur Kill Cut-Off
  • $10,000 for Sandy Hook Bay at Leonardo
  • $10,000 for Shoal Harbor and Compton Creek
  • $25,000 for Shrewsbury River, Main Channel

This combined appropriations bill provides $44.6 billion nationwide for programs at the Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Energy.  It provides $98.1 for our Nation’s military installations and Department of Veterans Affairs and $4.8 billion for the operations of the legislative branch.