USA: Senator Emphasizes Need for Corps Reforms in Next WRDA

Senator Emphasizes Need for Corps Reforms in Next WRDA

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) emphasized the need to include reforms to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

Sens. Vitter and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) along with all Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee wrote to Chairman Barbara Boxer expressing their desire to work in a bipartisan manner, which would include making reforms to the Corps of Engineers. Boxer is holding a WRDA hearing today.

“The Water Resources and Development Act is long-awaited and much needed, and steps to move forward are appreciated,” Vitter said. “However, a successful bill needs to include bipartisan concerns. In particular, the Army Corps of Engineers needs to be held accountable for the construction and operation of our waterways, dams, locks, and levees that protect people from disasters like Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy.

Press Release, November 15, 2012

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< May 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

JOC Gulf Shipping Conference

This new event will draw out insights and perspectives from industry leading thinkers and practitioners delving deeply into all aspects…

read more >

IHC Beaver Engineer Training

The IHC Beaver® dredger, IHC Merwede’s standard cutter dredger, is well known for its robust construction, reliable operation and excellent…

read more >

Global Port & Marine Operations ‘Port Expansion – the Challenges’

The programme has been designed to appeal to Harbour Masters from ports across all levels of the industry spectrum…

read more >

Major European Sea Ports conference coming to Ireland in 2016

The 2016 ESPO Conference will look into ways to improve the efficiency of maritime transport and ports, this from different angles…

read more >

Jobs>

Design Engineer Standard Cutter Suction Dredgers

As a Design Engineer you will be involved in the concept, basic and detail design of Cutter Suction Dredgers...

apply

Hydrographic Surveyor

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA) is posting the following career opportunity in their Houston, TX and Baltimore, MD and Tampa, FL offices....

apply

Dredge Masters, Engineers and Superintendent\\\\\\\'s Urgently Required!

Flagship Management is working with a number of leading international marine and dredging organizations and require the following candidates for a range of global projects...

apply