Legislation Calling for Dredging Money Defeated

Two congressmen representing our coastal counties say they're disappointed about others in the state's delegation. Congressmen Walter B. Jones and Mike McIntyre pushed for a $20,000,000 budget amendment to help the Army Corps of Engineers maintain inlets and waterways across the nation. The legislation was defeated 275-152 in the house with six North Carolina congressmen voting against it. There isn't money to maintain the inlets or the intracoastal waterway beginning in October, when the new federal fiscal year begins.