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  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping FY 2020 budget (297 in favor and 120 opposed). If the U.S. Senate passes the Bill on Thursday, and President Trump signs the legislation, then there will not be a government shutdown. In the House approved domestic appropriations bill there is a section titled the […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Both the House (by a 309-118 vote) and the Senate (by a 79-18 vote) have passed the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year (through September 30). This legislation is an important milestone in the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) America: Keep It Moving campaign, which […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tom Rooney, announced recently that the Florida Consolidated Appropriations Bill has passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 309-118. The 2017 Consolidated Appropriations bill is a comprehensive package comprised of the 11 remaining fiscal year 2017 Appropriations bills, which were the subject of hundreds of open hearings and hundreds of amendments on […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In applauding Congress’ passage of the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2014, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) noted that several high priority programs crucial to the safe, efficient, and competitive operation of American seaports are included in the appropriations mix. This includes funding for U.S. DOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) […]

  • 12 July 2013

    The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed the FY 2014 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, with the support of Alaskan Congressman Don Young, on a vote of 227 – 198. This legislation appropriates money for the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program and the Department of Energy. “This Energy and Water Appropriations […]

  • 9 September 2011

    U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, has announced the full Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The bill includes $119.5 million for critical flood mitigation, harbor maintenance and beach renourishment projects in New Jersey. Included in this […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    New York Congressman Lee Zeldin has announced that the final sand placement for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project was completed by Weeks Marine. The project entailed the placement of an estimated 2.3 million cubic yards of sand at Davis Park, Water Island, Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, Point […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s House Appropriations Committee has approved House Bill No. 2, the state’s Capital Outlay bill, the Restore the Mississippi River Delta reports.  The bill annually provides the funds for constructing projects across the state, projects that are needed more than ever because they provide jobs and stimulus to local economies. An amendment was added in […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded the first contract for the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay, New York Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project. This is the first of several contracts that will provide nearly $600 million in federal investment for the construction of storm risk reduction […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has just released more info about their $97.9 million construction contract, awarded to Callan Marine earlier this week, to complete the second phase of the four phase Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. The project increases the channel depth from -47 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) to […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, last week joined her colleagues in sending a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Chairman Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Tom Udall to request at least $320 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative […]

  • 20 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham has applauded the inclusion of funding for the dredging of Lake Providence Harbor he had previously requested in President Trump’s 2021 budget. “Lake Providence Harbor is Louisiana’s largest inland port in terms of tonnage and among the most important in the nation,” Abraham said. “Every year, around one million tons of […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, U.S. Representative Buddy Carter and the Georgia Ports Authority have applauded President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track. The Administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget recommends $93.6 million to continue work to deepen the Port […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan and Chris Pappas issued the following statements in response to the Army Corps release of their fiscal year 2020 work plan, which includes $4 million to complete dredging work at Rye Harbor. Just last month, Shaheen led a New Hampshire congressional delegation letter to the White House Office […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Work Plan includes critical funding for infrastructure projects in Louisiana, including $85 million to deepen the Mississippi River to 50 feet. “After years of hard work, I’m very glad that the Corps included over $160 million for critical infrastructure projects in […]

  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    California Representative Jared Huffman announced earlier this week that over $11 million in long-awaited federal funding has been allocated for river maintenance in the Fiscal Year 2020 Army Corps of Engineers work plan for the North Bay. Roughly $9.7 million will go to dredging the Petaluma River and $1.3 million will be allocated towards preparation […]

  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) includes $5.967 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The Army Civil Works FY 2021 budget focuses on investments that enhance and protect our nation’s water-related infrastructure and resources through partnerships and innovative programs that improve […]

  • 30 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Brian Mast yesterday requested that President Donald Trump include $250 million in funding for Everglades restoration in his FY2021 budget request. This request comes on the heels of President Trump signing into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, which at Rep. Mast’s urging, included a historic $200 million for South Florida Ecosystem […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced additional work that it plans to accomplish with supplemental Construction account funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. Among other things, Public Law 116-20 provided $3.258 billion in five appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi […]

  • 26 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Peter DeFazio has joined members of the Oregon delegation in sending a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James encouraging the Administration to use a portion of federal funds for operations and maintenance projects at Oregon’s small ports. Rep. DeFazio, along with Senators Wyden and Merkley and Representatives Schrader, […]

  • 23 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project reached a very important milestone last week with President Donald Trump signing the FY2020 Energy and Water Appropriations bill into law, officially greenlighting $138 million for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project . President Trump included the $138 million in the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget earlier this year, making the project eligible […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Senator Richard Shelby yesterday voted to approve the first of two comprehensive appropriations packages that together contain all 12 Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) appropriations measures, H.R. 1865.  The legislation, which passed the Senate by a vote of 71-23, contains funding for various Alabama priorities. “Completing the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations process is good news […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    At the urging of Florida Congressman Brian Mast, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a critical increase in funding for Everglades restoration. The appropriations package will nearly triple funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, which funds the Everglades Agricultural Area Southern Storage Reservoir Project, from $67.5 million in FY 2019 to $200 million for […]

  • 2 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representatives Angie Craig, Betty McCollum and Ron Kind have successfully secured emergency funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to address the impacts of this spring’s devastating floods along the Mississippi River. The funding was disbursed in response to a letter they sent in September pushing the Office of Management and Budget […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved Assemblyman Jay Webber’s legislation (A3804) creating a fund to preserve New Jersey’s second largest lake. “Greenwood Lake is a great natural, economic, and recreational resource for New Jersey, supplying more than 3 million of our residents with drinking water daily,” said Webber. “Establishing annual funding dedicated to this essential […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) expressed their deep concern over the U.S. Senate’s approval yesterday of a fiscal 2020 appropriations bill that cuts funding by more than two-thirds to a U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) program that provides critical grants for port infrastructure projects nationwide. According to AAPA, MARAD’s Port Infrastructure […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    It’s been seven years since the Army Corps’ New York District began its mission in response to Hurricane Sandy. Sandy made history as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record when it made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012. With wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour and storm surge that inundated much of the […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider H.R. 2440, Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund bill on Monday October 28, 2019. As reported by the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), the bill may be presented in the House under “suspension of the rules.” “We strongly support the Full Utilization of the […]