Kingston touts committee vote on Ga. port project - CBS46 News

Kingston touts committee vote on Ga. port project

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SAVANNAH, GA (AP) -

The chairman of a U.S. House committee that recently held a key vote for the Port of Savannah is scheduled to visit as a guest of Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston. 

Kingston, a Savannah Republican, planned a news conference Wednesday at the Georgia Ports Authority headquarters with Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania.

Shuster is chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which last week approved a bill that would eliminate a bureaucratic hurdle to deepening the shipping channel to the Savannah port.

The bill would remove a spending cap of $459 million placed on the Savannah harbor project in 1999. The Army Corps of Engineers now estimates the harbor deepening will cost $652 million.

The Senate has already passed a version of the water projects bill now before the House.

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