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Heller’s Provision Included in Comprehensive Water Infrastructure Bill 

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has signed into law a key provision authored by U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) that ensures $181 million in federal funding will be awarded to the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project located in Northern Nevada. Heller’s measure was included in the comprehensive America’s Water Infrastructure Act.

“Having championed this project from the beginning, I’m proud to see that the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project will be awarded the necessary money to protect our communities against Northern Nevada’s tempered weather,” said Heller. “Our communities are no stranger to harrowing storms, which is why the integrity of our homes, businesses, bridges and roads is so critical to the safety of Northern Nevadans. I applaud the President for swiftly signing this legislation into law so that the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project has the certainty it needs. As the state’s senior senator and the fifth most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate, I will continue to lead federal efforts that reflect Nevada’s priorities.”   

The Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project is an initiative designed to reduce the potential destruction of a 100-year flood. With Heller’s strong support, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act was signed into law in 2014, and it included a provision to authorize federal funds toward the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project. In order to ensure that this funding would not be jeopardized, Heller worked with the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee to protect the authorization of the project. Heller’s letter to Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) can be found HERE.


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