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  • 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 […]

  • 11 November 2014

    U.S. Senator Patty Murray yesterday delivered remarks at the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) Conference to discuss steps the next Congress can take to promote trade and global competitiveness. Murray called for both parties to build on bipartisan work done this year on the budget, appropriations, and other issues, and work across the aisle […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons yesterday delivered remarks at the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee hearing on President Trump’s funding request and the budget justification for the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. Following his opening remarks, Senator Coons questioned Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Senate has approved legislation that would prioritize funding for deep-draft harbor and channel dredging for commercial ports like the Port of Gulfport that have been designated as “strategic” to national security, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran said. The FY2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill (HR.2028), approved 90-8 on Thursday, provides $250 million for deep-draft harbor […]

  • 18 April 2012

      Senator Kevin Bryant released following statement regarding the Port of Charleston dredging plan. “In the near future the Panama Canal will be expanded to allow new, larger super tankers. Currently, the Port of Charleston cannot handle these large ships, and everyone agrees that dredging is a great option to help expand the port’s ability […]

  • 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,” […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rob Portman released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to prevent the Army Corps’ of Engineers from disposing of dredged materials from the Cleveland Harbor Project in Lake Erie without approval by the Ohio EPA.  “The Cleveland Harbor project is vital to all of Ohio and we must ensure that the […]

  • 6 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Federal Senate’s strong message to Environment Minister Greg Hunt that dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters is unacceptable. The Senate passed a motion calling on the Abbott Government to revoke its approval of the Abbot Point coal port expansion. The Senate will also vote […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will introduce a Private Member’s Bill to the Senate today to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and backdate it so that it is illegal for the Abbot Point offshore dumping to proceed. “The Senate Inquiry established by the Greens into the Great Barrier Reef yesterday tabled […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding $2.33 million to restore habitats on the islands in the lower part of the Detroit River. Senator Stabenow is Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force and Senator Peters is a member. “We know that what’s good […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Senator John Hoeven yesterday convened a roundtable with local leaders from the Fargo-Moorhead region on efforts to advance comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. Hoeven outlined provisions he recently secured to support flood control efforts, including in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water funding bill, which was passed by the Senate in June, and the […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Senator John Hoeven yesterday convened a roundtable with local leaders from the Fargo-Moorhead region on efforts to advance comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. Hoeven outlined provisions he recently secured to support flood control efforts, including in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water funding bill, which was passed by the Senate in June, and the […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Michigan Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee Chairman Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, addresses the media at a press conference announcing the Senate’s plans to develop both short- and long-term solutions to the dredging and accessibility problems facing Michigan’s waterways. Michigan’s ports, harbors and waterways must be adequately and consistently maintained to provide for long-term protection […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The State Senate and Assembly have approved five bills designating Chateaugay Lake, Little Ausable River, Great Chazy River, Schroon River and Battenkill as inland waterways making the communities along these water bodies eligible for grants under the New York State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The bills were proposed by Senator Betty Little, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons has secured $80 million in funding for Dover Air Force Base and $33 million in funding for the Delaware River deepening project in the annual Military Construction/Veterans Affairs and Energy and Water Development appropriations bills respectively. These bills passed out of the Appropriations Committee and are now ready for debate by […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Earlier this week, the Senate passed the first funding bill for the 2019 fiscal year, which involved a provision that would ensure additional money for deep draft navigation projects, including the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Commenting the passage of the first package of 2019 funding bills, U.S. Senator David Perdue said: “Congress has moved one […]

  • 19 November 2012

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Tom Harkin joined their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calling on them to take immediate action to prevent the scheduled reduction in water releases from the Missouri River. The lawmakers also asked the Corps to remove impediments to navigation by demolishing rock […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement yesterday to commend U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana for bringing awareness to the dredging needs of the nation’s waterways with his work in the U.S. Senate: “America’s ports and harbors continue to suffer from a lack of proper dredging. The RAMP Act […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said Folly Beach will receive $20.4 million in beach renourishment funding. “I appreciate Secretary Darcy working with us to get these funds reprogrammed,” said U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. “This should allow us to move to construction by the end of October. It’s an important project and I’m glad we’re […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Senator John Hoeven recently hosted a two-day workshop in Minot with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), as well as financial and philanthropic experts, to find creative funding solutions and help advance comprehensive flood protection for the Souris River Valley. This effort comes as the result of Hoeven’s meeting with FEMA Administrator Brock Long in […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Tom Carper has highlighted significant Delaware wins in the bill America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) – a major bipartisan, bicameral water infrastructure bill that Senator Carper co-authored along with Senators John Barrasso, Ben Cardin and Jim Inhofe. “This infrastructure bill delivers for Delaware and families across our country, and I’m proud […]

  • 3 November 2011

    Assistant Secretary of the Navy Jacky Pfanenstiel has sent a letter to Senator Judi Guthertz saying they will give full consideration to…  (pacificnewscenter) [mappress] Source: pacificnewscenter, November 3, 2011;

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senator John Hoeven on Tuesday met with Office and Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and Fargo-Moorhead leaders, including Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams. Hoeven arranged the meeting to secure funding for comprehensive flood protection for the Red River Valley in the Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 […]