RAMP Coalition continues to seek appropriation of all annual HMTF revenues
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Fairness Coalition - RAMP is pleased that the House has acted on an Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill in early summer in order to better enable Congress to conference a bill before the end of the Fiscal Year and, for the second year in a row, avoid a costly and inefficient continuing resolution.
The Coalition, however, is disappointed that the House did not appropriate all of the dedicated tax revenues paid by users of America's navigation ship channels, leaving $650 million of collected taxes for uses other than those specified by law in WRDA 1986. We are encouraged that the bill includes $1 billion for projects eligible for reimbursement from the HMTF, a meaningful increase over last year's appropriation. Nevertheless, the Coalition will be working to increase that level in the upcoming conference committee to better reflect the resources that have been provided for these purposes by the taxpayers.
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