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REMINDER: Reverend Warnock Secured $8 Million For Port Of Savannah To Create Jobs, Strengthen Supply Chain

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September 16, 2022 

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REMINDER: Reverend Warnock Secured $8 Million For Port Of Savannah To Create Jobs, Strengthen Supply Chain

Atlanta, GA – Last year, Reverend Warnock helped secure $8 million for the Port of Savannah, create nearly 700 jobs, and ease supply chain issues in Georgia. Reverend Warnock pressured President Biden to provide federal funding in order to strengthen the supply chain at Georgia’s ports.

Reverend Warnock also introduced legislation to monitor and prevent future supply chain disruptions and fought to pass into law a bill that would hold cargo carriers accountable for price gouging and lower costs for Georgia families and small businesses. 

“Reverend Warnock is a champion for Savannah from successfully alleviating the supply chain crisis, to fighting to create good paying jobs at Savannah’s port, to holding shipping container companies accountable for price-gouging Georgia consumers,” said Warnock for Georgia communications director Meredith Brasher. “Georgians will have a clear choice this November between Reverend Warnock and Herschel Walker, who continues to reveal he is not ready to represent the people of Georgia in the U.S. Senate.” 

Watch here for more about Reverend Warnock’s work to create jobs and lower costs.

Read more below: 

Georgia Recorder: Easing of supply chain jam to start with Savannah seaport, White House says

  • The White House announcement that the Port of Savannah will soon be able to spend $8 million to help unclog a sluggish supply chain won bipartisan celebration Tuesday from Georgia’s congressional delegation.
  • Savannah appears to be the first seaport in line to improve its facilities following Friday’s passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
  • It passed without the support of any Georgia Republicans. But GOP Rep. Buddy Carter, who represents a coastal district that includes the port, applauded the investment just the same.
  • Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock said he has urged senior officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House, as well as the Georgia Ports Authority and their officials at the Port of Savannah, to press the essential need for federal funding to ease supply chain issues at Georgia’s ports.
  • “Since I got to Washington I’ve been working to make sure the federal government is doing what’s needed to strengthen Georgia’s infrastructure and address supply chains issues impacting consumers and businesses across our state,” Warnock said in a statement. “I’ve been urging the administration to act boldly to combat these supply chain disruptions, so I’m thrilled they listened to me and others on the ground in releasing federal investments for the Port of Savannah that will help facilitate the transport of cargo, ease port congestion and keep our economy strong and moving forward.”

Brunswick News: Warnock’s Bill to Address Price Gouging Passes

  • A bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Georgia., to address potential price gouging passed the U.S. House Monday 369-42.
  • The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, passed unanimously earlier by the Senate, now heads to President Biden.
  • The bill addresses the concerns of Warnock and others who claim shipping companies are using the pandemic as an excuse to increase profit margins.
  • “I’m thrilled to see such widespread bipartisan support for my legislation that will ultimately help lower costs for Georgia’s consumers, small businesses and farmers,” Warnock said.
  • He said international shipping companies have been making record profits while Georgians have been paying record prices.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ON REVEREND WARNOCK’S WORK FOR GEORGIA PORTS

  • Reverend Warnock’s Ocean Shipping Reform Act, a bill that will help alleviate supply chain shortage and hold shipping companies accountable for price gouging, was signed into law this year.
  • Earlier this year, Reverend Warnock wrote a letter to President Biden urging him to hold shipping companies accountable.
  • Before the Ocean Shipping Reform Act was signed into law, Reverend Warnock also hosted a supply chain roundtable in Savannah to seek solutions and lower costs for Georgia families.

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