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Alexander wants more money for locks, dams despite Trump plan to cut such spending Apr 12, 2019 - Chattanooga Times/Free Press ...budget request," Alexander said. "In my opinion, we should spend more, not less, on our nation's water infrastructure." The Trump administration is again proposing to cut the civil works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which builds and maintains most locks and dams and other water projects in the United States. The Trump budget proposes a budget in fiscal 2020 of $4.8 billion, down from $7.1 billion in the current fiscal year. Congress boosted funding for the Corps...

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