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Malliotakis Push for $1.2M S.I. Coast Guard Pier Construction Passes out of Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – On March 2, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) made a successful push to include a $1.2 million authorization for U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector New York for construction repairs to its Ft. Wadsworth base in the final version of the Coast Guard Authorization Act.

In October, Malliotakis visited with USCG Sector New York to see their homeland security operations and go over the Staten Island-based station’s needs. The $1.2 million authorized under Malliotakis’ amendment would be used to make repairs to the base’s waterfront, including the concrete pier, replacing floating piers Alpha and Bravo, the South Breakwater and Ice Screen, the North Breakwater and Ice Screen, and the seawall.

“From handling search and rescue missions, conducting anti-terrorism activities, and ensuring our goods are safely transported in and out of our ports, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard deserve functioning infrastructure,” Malliotakis said. “USCG Sector New York is the largest Coast Guard operational field command on the East Coast. By authorizing funding for these critical infrastructure projects, our Coasties will be able to better serve the New York City community and our nation.”

In January, Malliotakis announced USCG Sector New York will receive $5 million in federal funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to make safety, habitability, and quality of life upgrades to 154 legacy housing units at their Fort Wadsworth base. Malliotakis voted for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed the House on November 5, 2021, and became law on November 15, 2021.

Malliotakis added: “I want to thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for supporting my efforts, and I look forward to supporting the larger bill as it advances through both chambers. I’m honored to support our Coasties and continue to deliver on my promise to fight for their needs in Congress.”

Congresswoman Malliotakis is a member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, where she sits on the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation.

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