Wilson: Approval of SRS’s reprogramming request is a tremendous victory for the people of Aiken County, Barnwell County, the Palmetto State, and our Nation
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after Congress approved the reprogram request submitted by the Savannah River Site:
Wilson stated, “The Congressional approval of SRS’s reprogramming request is a tremendous victory for the people of Aiken County, Barnwell County, the Palmetto State, and our Nation. Throughout this entire process, I served as SRS’s positive proponent by encouraging the appropriate government channels to take immediate action. However, the true champions of this success are the dedicated and hard working people of Aiken County, who demanded that the government do its job and approve this request.
“The fact that the Administration delayed the approval process for over a month and a half shows that defending our national security is not one of the President’s top priorities. As a Member of Congress who serves on one of the four Committees given jurisdiction over the approval process, I commend the House and Senate for taking action quickly to ensure that our nation’s nuclear facilities are capable of completing vital missions with an appropriate workforce. The President’s Office of Management and Budget must do its job and begin implementation by reallocating the previously appropriated resources as soon as possible. Our national security depends on it.”