Kasim Reed

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A new era of strategic investment in America’s ports and waterways

June 10, 2014

The President’s signature this morning on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 heralds a new era of strategic investment in America’s ports and waterways. This bipartisan legislation cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy and strengthens the nation’s water transportation networks to promote long-term competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth.

Work can now begin in earnest on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, bringing with it significant economic benefits to the entire state of Georgia and the metro Atlanta region. I have said many times  that my vision is for Atlanta to be the logistics hub of the Western Hemisphere, where ideas, people and goods connect. The Port of Savannah, with a deeper harbor, is an essential part of that vision.

I am grateful to the Obama Administration and share the President’s belief that infrastructure investmentsare critical to improving America’s competitiveness, strengthening the middle class, and growing our economy.

 

Statement on Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou reciting her poem "On the Pulse of Morning", at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, January 1993

Today, the City of Atlanta mourns the loss of a national treasure. Dr. Maya Angelou was an exemplar whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including myself to live with integrity, pride, courage and faith. Her work as a poet, activist, and teacher will continue to inspire us for generations to come.