Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) hosted a meeting earlier today with David Huizenga, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Senior Advisor for Environmental Management, and Dr. Dave Moody, the DOE Operations Manager at Savannah River Site (SRS). In addition to Congressman Wilson, staffers from every South Carolina Congressional office were in attendance as well as Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04). Congressman Wilson held the meeting to bring awareness to possible budget shortfalls at SRS and to start a dialogue towards finding solutions to avoid unsustainable cuts.
Following the meeting, Congressman Wilson stated, "I appreciate the opportunity to have a direct conversation with DOE leadership and the support of the entire South Carolina delegation present at the meeting. Savannah River Site is an essential asset not only to the greater Aiken and Barnwell communities and our State, but also to our country. The meeting was very candid and productive and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Department of Energy, the Site's contractors, and the rest of the South Carolina Congressional delegation, to ensure that SRS is provided with the funding needed to perform its vital mission for our nation."