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House Approves Funding for Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Ports of Brunswick and Savannah

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Washington, June 8, 2018 | comments
The U.S. House of Representatives approved critical funding today for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) and the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah. 

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) has been a leader in the fight to secure this funding for SHEP and the ports during the fiscal year 2019 funding process. 

"I am proud to vote for this legislation today as it supports our ports in Savannah and Brunswick and ensures construction continues in the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project," said Carter. "The Ports of Brunswick and Savannah are critical economic drivers for the First District, as well as the entire state and nation. I will continue fighting to ensure the federal government honors its commitment to our ports and SHEP." 

Specifically, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act directs:
  • $49,000,000 to the construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project;
  • $10,500,000 to Savannah Harbor disposal areas; and
  • a combined $39,570,000 to operations and maintenance at the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah.
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