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Delegation wants action on Savannah Harbor Project

SAVANNAH, GA -

Members of the Georgia Congressional delegation is pushing for a project to be prioritized.

Today, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, along with the Georgia U.S. House of Representatives delegation, urged the administration to make the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project a top priority for its 2017 fiscal year budget recommendations.

The project was authorized in the Water Resources and Development Act of 1999 to deepen the Savannah River, in anticipation of an expansion of the Panama Canal that will increase the maximum draft of vessels traveling to and from the East Coast.

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