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Babin, Weber Take Aerial Tour of Southeast Texas Coastline

Deer Park, TX – On Thursday, July 6th, the Houston Police Department provided U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Randy Weber (TX-14) with an aerial tour of the Southeast Texas coastline to assess the need for an enhanced coastal barrier protection system.

“Nearly one-third of our states' $1 trillion economy has a direct connection to this area, and projects like the Coastal Spine hurricane barrier will protect lives, property and businesses no matter what comes our way,” said Rep. Babin. “Protecting this area isn't just good for Texas homeowners and businesses – it's a national priority. Our region is the home plate for America's domestic energy production, and by taking proactive steps now to mitigate the damage from a storm we can avoid the much more costly and disruptive process that we experienced in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Getting these projects underway is one of my top priorities in Congress, and with President Donald J. Trump and other administration officials committed to cutting through the red tape and regulatory burdens, we are closer than ever to getting it done.”