Congressman Clyburn Announces $80 Million in Funding for South Carolina Authorized in the Water Resources Development Act Reauthorization

Sep 25, 2007

(Washington, DC) Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced he helped authorize $80 million in federal funding for South Carolina in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Reauthorization. This legislation has passed both the House and Senate.

“I am pleased to see this legislation finally receive reauthorization,” Congressman Clyburn said. “Passage of the Water Resources Development Act is seven years overdue. There are critical water and environmental needs in South Carolina and across the country that will now receive the support they need.”

Congressman Clyburn requested funding for the following projects:

Recipient

Project

Funding

Lake Marion Regional Water Agency

Continue work on the Lake Marion Regional Water Project

$60 million

City of Charleston

Spring Street/Fishburne Street drainage project

$4 million

Charleston Public Works

Wastewater and drainage infrastructure improvements and replacement of Ashley River wastewater tunnels

$16 million

 

Although President Bush has threatened a veto, the WRDA Reauthorization passed the House and Senate by veto-proof margins.