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Ga. delegation statements on port deepening

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Ga. delegation statements on President Barack Obama's support of harbor deepening project:

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss- "I am pleased the House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act with bipartisan support from the entire Georgia delegation. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is critically important to our state and local economies, and this bill provides the authorization needed to complete such an important project. I look forward to a deepened harbor and our future export capabilities."

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson- "The House's passage of the Water Resource Reform and Development Act that included a critical authorization for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is a great victory for the United States and the state of Georgia. I applaud Chairman Shuster and the House for its support and for recognizing the huge economic impact of this project, which will bring $174 million in annual net benefits to the United States and create 11,554 jobs. I remain committed to seeing this project through to the very end."

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston- "Georgia's deep water ports support 352,000 jobs in our state and service more than 21,000 companies throughout the country. Passage of this bill is a critical step toward ensuring this economic engine can continue its vital role in our regional and national economy.  Deepening the harbor will free up $213 million in private capital each year that can be invested in job creation and business expansion.  For every dollar invested in the project, there is a $5.50 return.  Let's get this bill signed into law and this important project underway."

Rep. John Barrow- "For decades, the Georgia Ports Authority has worked with our federal partners to deepen the Savannah Harbor. This critical infrastructure project will have a positive impact on nearly every county in the State of Georgia, and brings the good-paying jobs to our region that we all agree we need.  Our entire delegation has been united in our efforts to see this project through, and we're finally crossing that final barrier with passage of this bill.  We're grateful for the bipartisan work of the Congressional committees to move this bill, and look forward to seeing construction begin at the Port of Savannah."

 

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