U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised an announcement by Governor Nathan Deal that he will not be delayed any longer by the administration’s refusal to fund the Savannah Harbor deepening.
The Obama administration recently unveiled its budget and again failed to provide funding for the Savannah Harbor deepening. Governor Deal responded two days ago by announcing that the state will move forward on its own, spending its own money to begin the critical dredging work for the harbor deepening.
“I applaud this move by Governor Deal to move forward in the wake of the administration’s mind-boggling failure to fund what the President and Vice President have said is a critical project for this nation. Governor Deal’s swift and smart action to move forward is the right thing to do for the Savannah Harbor, the right thing to do for our state and the right thing to do for our nation,” Senator Isakson said. “I hope the administration will follow suit and see fit to back up its rhetoric, fulfill its promises and fund this worthy project.”
“Governor Deal has shown real leadership on this issue, and clearly understands the importance of beginning construction now,” said Senator Chambliss. “When ‘we can’t wait’ turned into ‘we can’t fund’, the governor was left with no other option.”
Press Release, March 6, 2014