House advances giant Texas storm surge project in water bill


              FILE - People fish in Galveston Bay, on Sept. 4, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. Fourteen years after Hurricane Ike ripped through thousands of homes and businesses near Galveston, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, to authorize the $858 billion defense bill. It includes major projects, such as the Ike Dike, to improve the nation’s waterways and protect communities against floods made more severe by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
            
              FILE - Cyclists ride past debris piled up on the seawall road Sept. 14, 2008, after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast in Galveston. Fourteen years after Hurricane Ike ripped through thousands of homes and businesses near Galveston, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, to authorize the $858 billion defense bill. It includes major projects to improve the nation’s waterways and protect communities against floods made more severe by climate change. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
House advances giant Texas storm surge project in water bill