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House Approves Measure to Keep Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on Track

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Washington, June 6, 2018 | comments
The United States House of Representatives approved legislation today to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track towards completion. 

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the House today with Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) support, provides the necessary cost update authorization for SHEP to ensure federal dollars continue to be directed to the project.

Carter has led the charge to secure this important cost update. Without the authorized cost increase, the project would be in jeopardy of losing federal funding.  

"I am thrilled the House approved this critical cost update authorization for SHEP," 
said Carter."This cost update has been several years in the making and I am glad it is another step closer to reality. We must do everything we can to keep this project on time and on track towards completion. Without this cost update, that could be in danger."

WRDA updates the authorized cost of the project from $706,000,000 to $973,443,000.
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