09.15.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Modernize Our Nation’s Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to modernize our nation’s critical water infrastructure and keep American ports competitive: 

“Georgia businesses and farmers rely on our state’s water infrastructure, like the Port of Savannah and the Port of Brunswick, for interstate and international trade. It is paramount that we maintain our existing water infrastructure and invest in cutting-edge technology that helps our state and country compete globally. Today, we approved legislation that allows the Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers to upgrade our water resources and maintain our existing infrastructure.”   

Senator Perdue worked with Senator Isakson (R-GA) to amend the Water Resources and Development Act of 2016 to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to have flexibility when determining future uses of the New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam in Augusta. This project is necessary for the Savannah Harbor Expansion, which will provide an annual economic impact of $176 million to Georgia. This amendment was included in the final bill, which passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 95-3.