Jack Kingston, GOP runoff candidate for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, looks to benefit from congressional approval of the Savannah port’s deepening.


Kingston, a Savannah resident who represents Georgia’s first congressional district, flew to Washington on the last day of GOP primary campaigning last week to vote for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act.


The act, which passed the Senate late last week and now heads to President Obama for his signature, includes $706 million to deepen 41 miles of the Savannah River, the AJC reported. State leaders say the project will allow the Savannah port to handle the larger ships resulting from the Panama Canal expansion, work expected to be completed by the end of 2015. The legislation includes funding for similar projects around the country.


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