COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham has vowed to hold up the business of the U.S. Senate until he gets funding for a study to deepen the Port of Charleston.
Graham and U.S. Rep. Tim Scott held a news conference Tuesday in Charleston to discuss funding and the process of deepening the harbor to 50 feet to allow the next generation of larger cargo ships to dock there.
The two Republicans say they are trying to avoid using an earmark to get the $50,000 in federal money needed to do a scoping study for deepening the port. The funding was not included in President Obama's proposed budget earlier this year while a handful of competing harbor projects were.Related Stories... State exports increase more than 23 percent in 2010 Charleston port container volume up 7 percent Designer being selected for SC cruise terminal
Georgia's Port of Savannah got $600,000 in the president's budget.
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