​“The South Carolina Ports Authority commends Chairman Bill Shuster, Ranking Member Nick Rahall, Congressman Mark Sanford and Congressman Tom Rice for passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today. WRRDA will provide an expedited review process to keep projects like Charleston’s Post-45 Harbor Deepening from facing unnecessary delays as they move from study to construction while also providing needed maintenance funding for emerging harbor projects like Georgetown. Today’s vote reinforces the importance of authorizing projects that provide critical infrastructure to our nation’s waterways. We will continue to rely on the leadership of all members of the House and Senate to address our authorization needs and continue to work toward allowing our project to proceed to construction without delay.”