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Politics & Government

Sen. Paul introduces legislation to help Port of Hickman
Sen. Paul (far left), Sen. Winters listen to Army Corps commander explain dredging issue at meeting in Hickman.
Sen. Paul introduces legislation to help Port of Hickman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sen. Rand Paul introduced and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) co-sponsored the Harbor Equity Act, which prioritizes smaller harbors for dredging work.

The Harbor Equity Act would benefit smaller harbors facing shut-downs, such as the Hickman River Port in Kentucky and the Port of Charleston in South Carolina. The legislation would drop the tonnage requirement for dredging and require the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize smaller harbors for dredging rather than just larger, commercial harbors.

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