Yoho Secures Funding for Expansion of JAXPORT Shipping Channel
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement after hearing the Army Corps of Engineers announced they would include approximately $32.389 million in funding in their 2018 Work Plan in support of the JAXPORT Harbor deep dredge navigation project.
“Today’s announcement is welcome news for JAXPORT, our district, and our local and state economy. I am honored the administration granted our request, and I am proud of our office’s efforts to help secure these funds.
“I am thankful we had the opportunity to hand deliver our request letter to OMB Secretary, Mick Mulvaney so that he could understand the importance of the deep dredge navigation project. With so many of our 3rd District residents working in and around JAXPORT, this project will create good paying jobs in our district. It will also have a positive impact on the region and state by increasing global container traffic in Jacksonville.
“We are fortunate to have a harbor like JAXPORT. Its importance economically and to our national security cannot be understated. Moving forward, these funds will help complete a dredging project that increases our opportunities for future prosperity.”