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Adams and Reese GR Partner and Executive Committee Chair B. Jeffrey Brooks authored “Delegation Secures Almost $614M in Critical Corps Funding,” a guest column published in the Louisiana Politics & Policy section of State Affairs, an intelligence news and legislative update platform for government insiders.

Adams and Reese government relations attorneys and advisors have a longstanding relationship with Louisiana’s delegation in Congress.

“With the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations package signed into law in late March, many states are beginning to see federal dollars flow into critical projects and programs, and Louisiana is no different,” writes Brooks. “In response to the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Conference Report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 13 presented Congress with its 2024 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works Program. This program funds essential infrastructure projects in Louisiana and across the country.”

The 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act allocated $8.681 billion for the Work Plan. Of that funding, Louisiana’s delegation secured nearly $614 million for projects throughout the state.

“The Louisiana congressional delegation is integral in securing federal funding for projects across the state, both through the appropriations process and the additional funding provided through the Work Plan,” writes Brooks.

Brooks added: “Federal investments are essential for Louisiana. These investments protect coastal communities, strengthen infrastructure, and support Louisiana’s ports, which collectively contribute tens of billions to the national economy and support hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide. Our entire congressional delegation does an incredible job year in and year out.”

At Adams and Reese, Brooks is serving a sixth term as Executive Committee Chair. Brooks has been an integral member of the firm’s Government Relations Practice since he helped establish the firm’s DC office in 1997. Brooks represents clients’ interests at the federal, state, and local levels, in diverse areas, including energy, transportation, public works, budget appropriations, education, and financial services, among others.