BREAKING: Rep. Luna to File Holman Rule Against Army Corps for Neglect of Pinellas County Beaches

Aug 16, 2023
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Contact: Edie Heipel, Edie.Heipel@mail.house.gov

If you are one of my constituents, it is likely you have been closely following our long fight with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get them to do their job and protect our beaches in Pinellas County. Instead, the Army Corps has stonewalled us every step of the way and refused to address the threat of shore erosion while we continue to watch our beaches disappear before our eyes.

This week, I met with the beach mayors of Pinellas County. As a group, we mutually decided that we are done playing games with the Army Corps and have had enough. Therefore, we have decided to file a Holman Rule targeting the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

The Holman Rule would eliminate the salary of a specific federal employee, effectively terminating them. This rule is one of the important tools that individual Members of Congress can use as an accountability mechanism to force unelected leaders to actually do the right thing.

We will be filing a Holman Rule amendment against the Assistant Secretary in line with this Fall’s appropriations timeline to once and for all pursue justice for the Corps’ shameful neglect of Floridians and get to work on restoring our beaches.

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