Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) praised passage of the Water Resources Development Act today which contains provisions critical to harbor maintenance in Brunswick, Georgia.
"The legislation passed today ensures the federal government is focused on the navigation needs of the Brunswick Harbor," Carter said. "For too long, the federal government has failed to properly support the harbor leaving it to the state to make up for shortfalls in funding. The Port of Brunswick is a critical economic driver for the First District, as well as the entire state, and it's time for the federal government to hold up its end of the deal and properly support maintenance in Brunswick."
Specifically, the Water Resources Development Act:
- Authorizes a feasibility study for the Brunswick Harbor for conservation;
- Requires the Army Corps of Engineers to make maintenance dredging data publicly available;
- Institutes transparency on the budget used for maintenance;
- And works to bring back dredges which were pulled away from the Port of Brunswick by the Army Corps of Engineersfor emergency dredging on the Mississippi River.