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  • 23 April 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., applauded House passage of the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act, as an amendment to the House transportation bill. This legislation was introduced by Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr., R-La., and states that funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) should be utilized for the intended purpose of […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure last week held a subcommittee hearing entitled “Water Resources: The Role of the Public and Private Sectors.” During the hearing, Senator Edward J. Markey, of Malden, Massachusetts, discussed the dredging of Boston Harbor and coastal resilience issues. Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite Commanding General […]

  • 18 April 2012

    The State Senate unanimously voted to advance a resolution that makes it clear that only south Carolina representatives can spend South Carolina’s tax dollars. The resolution conclusively settles any remaining question that the Savannah River Maritime Commission not a bistate panel is solely responsible for handling state issues relating to dredging the Savannah River. The […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    During the November 7th meeting with R.D. James, the nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Army – Civil Works, Senator John Hoeven urged the nominee, if confirmed, to help advance comprehensive flood protection in North Dakota. The senator introduced James to the flood study in the Minot region and the work to secure flood protection […]

  • 15 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will fund a flood and storm damage reduction project (beach nourishment) for the Town of Surf City, Mr. R. D. James, assistant secretary of the Army of Civil Works announced earlier this week. According to the announcement, Surf City and North Topsail Beach will be receiving $237 million for […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate approved major national water projects legislation with the support of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, who won approval to include provisions that will benefit waterway development and flood protection in Mississippi. The Senate on Wednesday approved the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S.601 or WRDA), an authorization bill for Army Corps of […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott recently wrote to R.D. James, the Assistant Secretary of the Army – Civil Works, ahead of the Army Corps Engineers finalizing their Fiscal Year 2020 work plan, to ensure that all proposed and ongoing projects in Florida receive full and fair consideration. This includes maintaining record progress towards […]

  • 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. […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    New Hampshire Senator, Jeanne Shaheen, toured the Rye Harbor yesterday, confirming that she will continue to push for more dredging operations in this area. “Local businesses and the fishing industry need Rye Harbor to be dredged. This has been a priority of mine and I stopped by today to meet with local leaders and discuss […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) on Wednesday praised passage of the “Water Resources Development Act of 2013” (S. 601) by the U.S. Senate. The bill, which passed by a vote of 83-14, supports the development of water-related resources and authorizes the Secretary of the Army to construct projects for improving U.S. rivers and harbors. Senator […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    State Senator Patty Ritchie announced that she has secured $200,000 in special state grant funding to start dredging at the Port of Ogdensburg. “The future of Ogdensburg’s deep water port is at risk from 30 years of silt build up that makes docking more difficult, dangerous and costly,” said Senator Ritchie. “This funding helps kickstart […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator for New York, Charles E. Schumer, is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route 5 against crashing waters from Lake Erie during large storms. According to Schumer, the new barrier is critical to ensure the safety of drivers trying […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), yesterday testified at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard on issues surrounding the implementation of the RESTORE Act. Vitter highlighted his requests to have the Department […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised an announcement by Governor Nathan Deal that he will not be delayed any longer by the administration’s refusal to fund the Savannah Harbor deepening. The Obama administration recently unveiled its budget and again failed to provide funding for the Savannah Harbor deepening. Governor Deal responded […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has moved forward in the U.S. Senate with positive momentum to reach final passage. A vote on final passage in the Senate is expected tomorrow. “WRDA is one of the single most significant pieces of legislation for Louisiana that we’ll vote on this […]

  • 6 June 2012

    At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to move forward on executing a feasibility study, a critical next step to future dredging of the Port of Ogdensburg – the northernmost port in New York State and the only U.S. port on the St. Lawrence Seaway, where […]

  • 18 January 2012

    Something unusual happened in the South Carolina Senate Chambers Tuesday…   By Jennifer Bellamy (wltx) [mappress] Source: wltx, January 18, 2012;

  • 14 September 2012

    Sen. William A. Walaska yesterday offered his congratulations and compliments on the hiring by the Quonset Development Corporation of a Rhode Island firm to run the new container operation at the Port of Davisville. The QDC announced the hiring of R.I. Port Services to handle the planned expansion of short-sea shipping at the port. Under […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Contractors of America yesterday released the following statement endorsing the Sandy Supplemental and urged the Senate to approve the legislation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Sandy Supplemental bill last week. “The Hurricane Sandy Supplemental legislation provides much-needed assistance for North Atlantic communities devastated by the storm. We urge the U.S. Senate […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Eliot Engel yesterday urged USACE to swiftly review the Chief’s Report on the flood risk management for the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake River Basins in the Village of Mamaroneck, NY.   The federal representatives said that without progress on this project residents and business owners […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel, with fellow members of the Florida Congressional delegation, has introduced the Sand Acquisition, Nourishment and Development (SAND) Act. During the last week, Senator Marco Rubio introduced a companion bill in the Senate. If passed, the SAND Act will repeal archaic law that does not allow communities to buy sand from the Bahamas […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    As the 2020 session in Albany picked back up, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato were able to once again pass bill S.7295/A.9595 through the Senate and Assembly, looking to further protect the waters of Jamaica Bay, after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed a similar bill last year. […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Wellfleet, MA, received word recently that $5 million in federal funding through the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was included in the President’s fiscal year 2020 budget.  Commenting the latest news, Select Board Chair, Janet Reinhart, and Town Administrator, Dan Hoort, acknowledged the efforts of so many that contributed to this news: […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Michigan’s U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both members of the Great Lakes Task Force, have announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding $765,605 to fund habitat restoration projects for the Detroit River and Rouge River Areas of Concern (AOC). “Our lakes and waterways are part of who we are and […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday announced that the USACE expects to award the contract to dredge the Rochester Harbor next week, and the harbor dredging operations are expected to begin in May 2016. Schumer said that this dredging will enable the harbor to continue serving as a vital passageway for the City of Rochester, which […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has made this statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced they would include approximately $50 million in funding in their FY 2018 Work Plan in support of the Charleston Harbor Deepening project. Graham has been one of the leaders in pushing Charleston Harbor deepening forward and has worked to secure […]