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Charleston Harbor deepening project needs more money, state leaders say

By Mumingjiang Munisha

South Carolina Congressional Delegation has requested the highest level of funding possible for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.

Though USACE allocated $17.5 million to the work plan in 2017, congressmen are asking for $90 million in the 2018 Fiscal Year work plan.

The request was signed by Senators Lindsey Graham, and Tim Scott, and Representatives Mark Sanford, Joe Wilson, Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Ralph Norman, James Clyburn and Tom Rice.

Congressmen wrote to Secretary James and General Semonite in a letter asking for the money.

Stating, “Collaborative, proactive projects, like the Charleston Port deepening, are in the best interest of American taxpayers and present a great avenue for growing the nation's economy by investing in our infrastructure.”

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