On Wednesday U.S. Senator David Perdue took part in a Senate Budget Committee hearing regarding government spending on infrastructure projects, including one close to the hearts of Georgians – the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).
The Senator asked Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney about harbor projects that would “offer a higher rate of return than some of the infrastructure investments I think we’ve contemplated.”
Mulvaney gave assurance that deep-water ports would be included in the Trump administration’s plan, saying that he would “absolutely anticipate that the deep-water ports will be part of the infrastructure bill.”
“In fact,” he continued, the largest part of the infrastructure bill, 50 percent of the $200 billion, $100 billion, is in our mind set aside for programs that can contribute their own portion of the funding. As you know, the Port of Savannah is exactly that.”
See the full exchange below.