RELEASE – Joe Wilson: Proposed FY 2020 Budget Shows Strong Commitment to South Carolina

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement supporting South Carolina priorities in President Donald Trump’s recent budget request:

Port of Charleston

“I appreciate that the Port of Charleston received tremendous news with the announcement of the FY 2020 budget request from President Donald Trump. The Port of Charleston supports thousands of businesses and jobs in South Carolina and is critical to our state’s growing economy. I join South Carolinians, local leaders, and the Congressional delegation in supporting the President’s promotion of the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project,” said Congressman Wilson.

Pit Production & Plutonium Removal

“I am grateful to President Donald Trump in his proposed budget for supporting the National Nuclear Security Administration in its efforts to repurpose the former MOX facility for pit production in the budget request released on March 11, 2019,” said Congressman Wilson. “With our nuclear inventory starting to age, I join fellow South Carolinians in applauding the Trump Administration and the commitment to expand the pit production mission. I also appreciate that the President specifically mentions the importance of accelerating the ‘Dilute and Dispose’ method to remove excess plutonium from our state.”