Congress reaches deal for start of Savannah harbor deepening | savannahnow.com

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May

Congress reaches deal for start of Savannah harbor deepening | savannahnow.com

After months of negotiations, the joint House-Senate Conference Committee announced last night they have reached an agreement on the $8.2 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act.

The bill, which contains wording that allows Savannah’s harbor deepening to proceed, will be filed next week and could be signed by the president as early as May 19.

Committee members Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana and Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virginia released this statement Thursday evening:

“We are proud to deliver what the American public wants and needs. This conference report maintains ports and navigation routes for commerce and the movement of goods, provides flood control that protects lives and property, and restores vital ecosystems to preserve our natural heritage. This important measure will strengthen our nation’s infrastructure and keep America competitive in the global marketplace.”

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