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Officials praise passage of federal water bill
Bill authorizes $662 million for Savannah Harbor project
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The U.S. House passage of a water authorization bill got high praise from elected officials and others Thursday, with Gov. Nathan Deal calling it a “breakthrough moment” in the effort to deepen the Savannah Harbor. Wednesday’s 417-3 vote to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act “is another step toward getting the federal portion of the cost,” he said in a prepared statement.