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  • 25 April 2012

    U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, and Robert Menendez announced the Subcommittee’s approval of $68 million to make critical improvements to the channels at the Port of New York and New Jersey. This funding would deepen the harbor, allowing larger ships to enter the port […]

  • 25 September 2012

    Sen. James C. Sheehan, who led the battle against a mega-container port, stated that aside from quality of life issues, a mega-container port is undesirable because it is not economically viable. Senator Sheehan, who also served on a recent legislative commission studying port development in the state, said “the idea of building a mega-container port […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy yesterday applauded committee passage of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. Murphy secured $500,000 in the bill to conduct a feasibility study to deepen New Haven Harbor – Connecticut’s largest deep water commercial industrial port that is essential to the state’s economy. “Commercial ports and manufacturing businesses are bedrocks of Connecticut’s […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate committee that oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said he is still extremely confident that the Morganza to the Gulf project will be in the final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Vitter is one of four top negotiators on the bill, which is currently being […]

  • 23 December 2012

    Citing drought that has led to low water levels, Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken asked in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee this week to add money to support the dredging of Great Lakes harbors and channels so as not to disrupt shipping. The senators are hoping the committee will add the […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, announced yesterday that the Senate’s 2020 water resources legislation contains major victories for communities across Oregon. Merkley has spent months working with community leaders all over the state developing detailed proposals to address local challenges. As a member of […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance

     Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week to introduce Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Director Steve Cochran for a hearing on America’s water infrastructure needs and challenges. Cassidy warned that even as Louisiana is losing land by the minute, the federal government’s outdated and inefficient […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Senate has passed the Greens’ proposal for a Senate Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef today. “Our Great Barrier Reef is under more pressure than ever before with an onslaught of mining industrialisation and our inquiry will get all of the impacts out into the open,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens […]

  • 4 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Having heard from a number of Iowa farmers, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst recently met with the Assistant Secretary of the Army, R.D. James – who oversees all aspects of the Army Corps Civil Works program, including flood control and dredging – to stress the need for USACE to fund a key dredging project on the […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have praised Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill. As part of this legislation, the Senators worked to secure critical funding for several port maintenance projects in Maryland – including the Port of Baltimore, […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Just in time for the summer boating season, State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $75,000 in state funding to be used for the dredging of the Sandy Pond Channel in Oswego County. On Thursday, Senator Ritchie met with local leaders, community members, business owners and members of the Sandy Pond Channel Maintenance […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Representatives Lee Zeldin, Tom Suozzi and Rosa DeLauro have announced that the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which is set to pass Congress, includes $8 million in federal funding for the Long Island Sound program. The federal investment is over $4 million more than […]

  • 1 March 2013

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has been named the ranking Republican for the Senate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness within the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. The trade subcommittee handles a wide range of issues relevant to trade and U.S. competitiveness in world business — both of which are key issues for […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    As special session talks heat up in the Capitol, Senator Thad Altman just revealed that the revitalization of the Indian River Lagoon remains his top legislative priority, in addition to the restoration of the Florida Everglades. The Senate’s proposed budget allocates $37 million for Florida Forever, the state’s land acquisition program, which was contested by Altman […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Tom Carper (D-Delaware) visited the Port of San Francisco yesterday. The Port of San Francisco staff provided Senator Carper with a tour by Tideline water taxi of the Port, highlighting the Pier 70 ship repair yard, Piers 80-96 maritime cargo industrial complex, the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, and AT&T Park. […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Vilano Beach is a step closer to being renourished after a U.S. Senate panel approved a bill to authorize the work, the Florida Senator Bill Nelson’s office said.  Florida’s Democratic senator yesterday visited St. Johns County to discuss the Vilano Beach project and what’s being done to get the county’s beaches ready for the upcoming hurricane season, […]

  • 15 March 2012

    The Senate yesterday approved a resolution calling on Congress to address the chronic backlog of harbor maintenance projects, embracing the approach of legislation introduced by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. The “sense of the Senate” resolution is included in the surface transportation bill that the Senate approved today. The measure calls for Congress to appropriate the […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with members of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday urged USACE to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study in the president’s FY2019 budget request. Following the damaging flood waters that impacted New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline communities last year, causing millions […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Michigan State Senator Mike Green voted for Senate Bill 233, which will provide funding for dredging in the Great Lakes harbors and marinas. The federal Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund was established for this same purpose but no money has been forthcoming and diminishing water levels will soon cause an economic emergency if nothing is done. […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Mexico’s general coordinator of ports and merchant marine, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, have been jointly selected to receive the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2015 “Port Person of the Year” award. Marking its 103rd year as the recognized, authoritative and coordinated voice of the seaports industry in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The old parties today voted against a Greens’ Senate motion to refuse the world’s largest coal port being built in the Great Barrier Reef. “With the decision on the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion expected in December, today’s Senate vote was a concerning sign that we’ll be getting coal for Christmas from the Abbott Government,” […]

  • 28 January 2014

    The U.S. Senate last night voted 86-13 to move forward and debate the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIA) sponsored by U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. and supported by 31 bipartisan, geographically diverse senators. Last month, Sen. Landrieu secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to bring the bill to […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rob Portman, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday met with the USACE Lieutenant Colonel Adam Czekanski, 73rd commander of the Buffalo District, to discuss continued efforts to dredge the Port of Cleveland. “We’ve made good progress in our efforts to protect Lake Erie over the past several years, […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that he has officially been selected to be on the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) conference committee. In March, the Senate passed its version 83 to 14. Last week the House passed its version 417 to 3. Vitter is the lead sponsor of the Senate bill and the top […]

  • 26 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ohio Governor John Kasich visited Cleveland yesterday to sign a bill to protect the health of Lake Erie.  Senate Bill 2 will expand the power of the Ohio EPA but it’s also aimed at helping businesses. The legislation will also strengthen efforts to improve the environment, the governor’s office said. It does so by encouraging […]