12.10.16

Senator David Perdue: Water Infrastructure Critical To Economic Growth

Supports Georgia’s top water infrastructure priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a water resources bill that supports some of Georgia’s top priorities like the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project:

“Water infrastructure is critical to our overall economic growth. In order for us to compete globally, our ports, waterways, and transportation corridors must be maintained and expanded in a timely manner. Our ports are also on the front lines when it comes to protecting our homeland from foreign enemies, therefore, it is vital they are fully functional. Congress’ action will help support the Port of Savannah, which is the fastest growing port in the country and has an economic impact that reaches around the world.

“Additionally, I am proud to have worked with our Georgia Congressional Delegation to get Congress out of the ongoing tristate water dispute between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, which should be resolved at the state level.”