Queens lawmakers secure bill to upgrade environmental infrastructure in the borough

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Congresswomen Grace Meng and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along with Senator Chuck Schumer, on June 15 announced the House passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, which includes a key measure to help make Queens more resilient in the face of climate change.

The bill includes Meng’s provision to authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to spend up to nearly $120 million to work with the city in upgrading environmental infrastructure in Queens.

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