Norton To Host Roundtable On Remedies For D.C. Flood Risk, Next Tuesday


Norton to Host Roundtable on Remedies for D.C. Flood Risk, Next Tuesday

Oct 19, 2017

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a roundtable discussion on near- and long-term risks of flooding in the District of Columbia on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building.  Norton is seeking passage of her bill (H.R. 2540) to make D.C. eligible for federal flood mitigation and prevention funding by amending the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CMZA) to include D.C. in the definition of a coastal state.  D.C. is not currently included in CMZA, despite its location on two rivers, the Anacostia and Potomac, and its …

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