Amendment to Appropriations Package to Help Port Deepening Research

Amendment to Appropriations Package to Help Port Deepening Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today Congressman Duncan offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill transferring $2.5M from the Department of Energy Departmental Administration account to the Army Corps of Engineers-Investigation. The amendment was successfully passed by a voice vote earlier today. Mr. Duncan spoke on the measure from Washington:

“This is about the government setting priorities, just like Americans do at home or with their business. We’re rapidly approaching a $20 trillion debt, so we have a moral responsibility to use every tax dollar wisely. I’m glad that we were able to negotiate a way to increase funding for vital infrastructure projects like the Port of Charleston, and pay for it by forcing bureaucratic agencies to operate more efficiently.”

On the floor of the House of Representatives, the Congressman spoke of his recent visit to the Panama Canal during the Summit of the Americas. He personally saw the current upgrades being made to the Canal and relayed his vision for the economy of the future.

“Once that work is complete, larger ships will be able to come through the Canal and deliver goods to and from Atlantic and Gulf ports along the Eastern seaboard. This will be one of the key economic drivers of the 21st century. If America is going to compete on the global stage, we need to be ready for this transformation.”

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