Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after the House Committee on Rules decided to not consider his amendment to the appropriations bill that would protect lake residents from a steep Army Corps of Engineers fee increase:
“I will always fight on behalf of my constituents, which is why I opposed a steep fee increase by the Army Corps of Engineers this coming year for residents living on Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond. Instead of allowing debate on real life issues that affect constituents on lakes in my district and others in the southeast region, Democrats decided to skip over a germane amendment and make the appropriations process purely political.
“I will continue to look at every avenue, including working with my friends in the Senate, to protect residents from this impending and unjustified fee increase.”
Congressman Duncan submitted seven amendments to the appropriations bill being considered on the House floor this week. All seven, germane in nature, were not considered by the House Committee on Rules.
More details on the revised Army Corps of Engineers fee schedule can be found HERE.
Read the amendment to prohibit a fee increase HERE.
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