Menendez, Lautenberg Announce Over $158 Million In New Jersey Energy And Water Projects

Menendez, Lautenberg Announce Over $158 Million In New Jersey Energy And Water Projects

Senators say funds will protect Garden States resources from Highlands to Cape May

Washington - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg today announced over $158 million in funds for desperately-needed projects throughout the Garden State, including millions to protect New Jerseys beaches, critical flood control studies and projects, as well as a comprehensive cardiovascular initiative spearheaded by a North Jersey hospital.

The funds, included in the Interior and Energy & Water Appropriations bills, will finance projects in all geographical regions of New Jersey. Both bills were approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and are awaiting a full Senate vote for final passage. The Senators declared the increase in funds for New Jersey a victory for the Garden State.

By investing in these critical projects, we are making a direct investment in New Jersey families and their quality of life. said Menendez, who serves on the Energy and Natural Resources committee. These funds will keep our beaches clean, our water healthy, and the Garden State beautiful.

These projects will protect New Jersey from floods, preserve our environment and keep our economy strong, said Lautenberg. Ill keep working with Senator Menendez to deliver results for our state.

The monies specifically target energy, water and Interior Dept. projects ranging from construction projects, to funds for operation and maintenance costs, to investigatory studies into environmental issues plaguing New Jersey.

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