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  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Michigan stands to gain relief from a significant backlog of harbor maintenance at Great Lakes harbors under a spending bill that passed a key committee hurdle last week, Michigan Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow said today. The energy and water appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and sent to the full Senate […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Senate version of the Energy and Water Appropriations bill for FY 2016 will include $1.8 million in federal funding for the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, which will allow a feasibility study for mitigation and resiliency projects to protect Nassau Back Bay. President Obama recently requested that just $1 million in 2016 Appropriations be allocated […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur secured language in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill released today to block the use of federal funds from being used for open lake dumping of dredged materials.  “This language sends a clear message that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must come to the table with real solutions,” said Kaptur. “Millions depend […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after leading a letter with (57) of his colleagues to the House Appropriations Committee in support of allocating sufficient funds from the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) to support harbor maintenance. “Our ports and waterways provide tremendous economic impact for Louisiana, keeping shipping costs […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt, Dick Durbin, Chuck Grassley and Tammy Baldwin, along with U.S. Representatives Jason Smith and Cheri Bustos, led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Senate and House appropriators urging the inclusion of funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) in the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bills. NESP, […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has praised the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for passing legislation that funds key provisions contained in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) enacted last year. The Senate Energy & Water Appropriations bill would provide $1.254 billion from the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) Trust Fund to the […]

  • 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 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Ministry of Economy, Finance, Planning, Public Works and Integration, announced a plan for the Port of Brazzaville consultancy services. An analysis of hydraulic activity and the state of silting up in the Port of Brazzaville has led to a proposal to build structures to regulate the entrance to the Mbamou channel to divert, in periods […]

  • 8 February 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers will allocate additional funding to Great Lakes dredging projects that support economic development and job creation, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., announced yesterday. The Corps made the decision after Levin pressed Corps officials last month on the urgent need for dredging and maintenance funds for the Great Lakes. “This funding will […]

  • 17 January 2013

    Congresswoman Kaptur has secured the ranking member position on the Energy and Water Subcommittee of House Appropriations. Congresswoman Kaptur called the subcommittee position “a good fit” for Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District, which stretches along the Lake Erie coast from Cleveland to Toledo. Among other areas, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over: -Renewable energy initiatives nationally; -Dredging […]

  • 14 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The House Appropriations Committee yesterday passed legislation that included more than $80 million in federal funding to protect Maryland’s environment and keep commerce moving through the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore Harbor. The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2021 now moves to the full U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. “The Chesapeake […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Lisa Murkowski yesterday succeeded in leveraging her position on the Energy and Waters Appropriations Subcommittee to deliver resources in the 2016 funding bill that will initiate or maintain infrastructure projects in Alaska.   The appropriations bill, which passed the full Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday, will fund studies, research, port projects and energy innovations that will […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Two days ago, Congressman Rooney met with Major General Scott A. Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations for the Army Corps of Engineers, about funding for Lake Okeechobee and Everglades Restoration projects. Congressman Rooney stated, “After meeting with Major General Spellmon, I am confident that we will continue to have a strong […]

  • 16 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, co-chair of the bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force, has secured $2.32 million in the House appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) for dredging of the Port of Rochester by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In March, Congresswoman Slaughter sent a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Mike Simpson and […]

  • 22 May 2015

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved funding for a critical provision that would reform the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and significantly benefit the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. As so-called “donor ports,” the ports of Seattle and Tacoma currently receive pennies for each dollar credited to the fund through Harbor Maintenance Tax collections. As a […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday applauded Senate passage of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. During the Appropriations Committee markup of the 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 […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program, including $70.835 million for the Chicago District. In late March, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law 115-141, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development […]

  • 21 November 2011

    The Indian shipping ministry will take up with appropriate authorities the issue of reducing customs duty on import of dredgers while it …   (indiagazette) [mappress] Source: indiagazette, November 21, 2011;

  • 27 October 2010

    The dredging crane working these last weeks in Baker Bay gives an incomplete picture of the complexity of the issues lurking in the silt and sand below the surface of the bay. The political clout needed to annually lobby for federal dredging funds is taking its toll on Chinook and Ilwaco port managers, Dan Todd […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee approved FY21 funding package for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by a party line vote of 30 to 21. Overall proposed funding for the Corps is $7.63 billion, a decrease of $21 million below FY20’s record-setting appropriated level, but $1.7 billion above the President’s FY21 budget request. […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced that the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations approved legislation that would designate $30 million specifically for the purpose of small port dredging. As a member of the U.S. House Appropriations committee, Jaime has strongly advocated to make small port dredging a federal priority. Recently, Jaime took to the U.S. House […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, said the signed Army Corps of Engineers Chiefs Report means a path is paved for congressional approval of JAXPORT dredging. “What a ‘giant step’ forward for the Northeast Florida economy,” said Crenshaw after learning that the Chiefs Report had been signed. […]

  • 17 January 2011

    North Myrtle Beach City Council on Friday gave first-reading approval to appropriating $95,000 for a contract with an environmental … By Kenneth A. Gailliard (thesunnews) [mappress] Source: thesunnews, January 17, 2011;

  • 17 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has secured key provisions that will help create jobs and improve infrastructure in Oregon communities in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Energy and Water appropriations bill, which was voted out of committee late last week. “One of the most gratifying parts of serving on the Senate Appropriations Committee is that I […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District has announced additions to its fiscal year 2015 program based on the recently approved Work Plan. This additional $12 million will be used in 2015 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects throughout the Great Lakes. “We recognize that we are responsible for spending our […]