— Congressman Tom Rice, R-Myrtle Beach, has been named to the conference committee that is to resolve differences between the U.S. House and Senate versions of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act.

The version that passed the House recently would allow for the dredging of the Georgetown port, a $33 million project that would have an estimated $30 million annual economic boost to the local economy.

“My district sent me to Washington to work on our infrastructure needs and the needs of the state,” Rice said in a press release from his office. “Since joining the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have made it my goal to do whatever it takes to champion South Carolina’s ports.”

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