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Carter Supports $10 Billion Infrastructure Investment in Budget Agreement

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Washington, February 9, 2018 | comments
This morning, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement which directs $10 billion to invest in infrastructure projects over the next two years. This infrastructure investment will be vital as Carter works to secure funding for the Port of Brunswick and the Port of Savannah.

"A strong investment in American infrastructure is a strong investment in the First District," said Carter. "The funding directed to infrastructure in the budget agreement I supported this morning paves the way towards securing the vital resources we need for our ports. Now, I will fight to ensure this funding is used in the best possible way for the First District and for the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah."

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 passed both the House and Senate with Carter’s support and was signed into law by President Trump this morning. The legislation extends discretionary spending to March 23, 2018 at current levels while amending the Budget Control Act to raise spending limits on defense and non-defense spending over fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019.

The legislation directs a $10 billion investment in American infrastructure. The strong investment in American infrastructure is directed to programs related to innovative capital projects, rural broadband, rural water and wastewater, clean and safe drinking water, surface transportation, and energy. 
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