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  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have announced their bipartisan legislation to continue to support the restoration of Long Island Sound passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, bringing it one step closer to full Senate passage. The legislation now heads to the Senate floor and the […]

  • 16 April 2010

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., introduced legislation today that would ensure funding for federal ports and harbors across the nation. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is an original co-sponsor of the bill… [mappress] Source:sootoday,April 16,2010;

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) has passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Vitter’s bill provides critical funding for 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana. Authorization for […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Representatives Don Young and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell have introduced the bipartisan Shovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2020. This legislation authorizes $3 billion for shovel-ready resilience projects to help bring back jobs lost by COVID-19 and boost the climate resilience of the coastlines. “Alaskans know how important the ocean is to our fishing industry […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A group of Great Lakes senators introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize a comprehensive array of programs to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act would address invasive species, speed cleanup of contaminated sediments, protect fragile Great Lakes habitat and improve water quality for the 30 million Americans who get their […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter announced yesterday that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) for the first time since 2010 has been signed into law. Vitter’s bill will provide critical funding for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), which spans 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana and includes many of the state’s […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP) passed through the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Vitter and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse coauthored the reauthorization legislation last year to continue protecting and restoring critical estuaries. The current authorization of this program expired in 2010. Vitter’s bipartisan […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday voted to approve a package of bipartisan bills to protect vulnerable coastal and Great Lakes communities impacted by climate change. The package includes bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer that would provide dedicated resources to Native American tribes living in coastal areas to support their efforts to mitigate […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter top Republican on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, introduced S.601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), on the Senate floor. Vitter and EPW Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) are the lead sponsors of the bipartisan legislation. WRDA was unanimously approved by the EPW Committee in late March. […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio, last week introduced H.R. 440 the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already-collected fees to maintain U.S. federal ports and harbors. Currently, the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collects more revenue from shippers than Congress has appropriated […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Representatives Tim Ryan, David Joyce and Marcy Kaptur yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to appoint a coordinator to address the issue of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes, which affected over a half million Ohioans last year. This legislation will ensure that there is a coordinator at the EPA […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives recently approved comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation that addresses the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water resources infrastructure. The House passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act on a bipartisan basis by a vote of 360 to 61. Commenting this, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    House and Senate conferees will be meeting soon to iron out the difference in their individual Water Resources Reform and Development Acts after the House overwhelmingly passed its version of the bill by a 417-3 margin on October 23. The MTD and its allies have been pushing such legislation for years since the last measure […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) with overwhelming support, by a vote of 417 to 3. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Water Resources Development Act—legislation responsible for authorizing the water resources program of the Army Corps of Engineers—for the first time since 2007. For […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced the passage of the bipartisan North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (NAWCA) through the EPW Committee. NAWCA will reauthorize the program to protect and restore wetlands in all 50 states through 2017. Authorization for the program expired at the end […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday unanimously approved H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. This bipartisan legislation will address the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water resources infrastructure and help strengthen the Nation’s economic competitiveness. WRDA 2016 is Congress’ return to the regular, biannual process […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Continuing in his efforts to bring relief from the massive discharges of nutrient-laden water from Lake Okeechobee, Congressman Curt Clawson yesterday introduced his bipartisan legislation to expedite repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD). Clawson’s legislation would set aside $800 million and require the Army Corps of Engineers to complete the urgent repairs needed to […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) joined twelve of his colleagues from Great Lakes states in sending a letter to leaders of a House-Senate conference committee considering major water resources legislation, asking them to include funding for vital Great Lakes navigation projects as they resolve differences between House and Senate bills. In the letter, Portman and […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    After the introduction of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2016, Senator Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement. “I am proud that this bipartisan legislation includes vital support for ongoing work in my home State of California, including the Los Angeles River and Salton […]

  • 28 May 2020

    The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee yesterday heard Senate Bill 1090 by California Senator Patricia Bates that would help prevent further tragedies on public beaches such as the Encinitas bluff collapse that killed three people in August 2019. The committee did not vote on the bill. Instead, the committee’s chair, Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas), […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that cuts bureaucratic red tape, expedites infrastructure projects, and eliminates billions in idled projects around the country. The Water Resources Reform and Development act also clears the way for Georgia’s number on economic development initiative: the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. “This is a huge win not […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has applauded Committee passage of critical legislation that will strengthen coastal communities, and create and sustain needed jobs. This legislation, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), authorizes funding for the Army Corps of Engineers navigation, flood control and environmental restoration projects, […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after introducing the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act, H.R. 335, in the 113th Congress: “As we begin the 113th Congress, I want to highlight the need to fully allocate funding to keep America’s ports and harbors competitive. This bipartisan legislation guarantees funds […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly (417 to 3) approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth. H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Nathan Deal yesterday hailed the U.S. House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act as a “critical victory” in the effort to deepen the Savannah Harbor, Georgia’s No. 1 economic development project. Senate and White House approval of this bipartisan legislation is expected to follow soon. “This landmark legislation will update an […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Federal, state and local leaders yesterday joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and JAXPORT leadership along the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville to mark the start of the Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design (PED) phase of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project. The initial engineering and design work is expected to take 18 months. Deepening […]