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  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, has reported committee passage of a bill that rejects an administration proposal to cut the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget by 17 percent and instead makes increased funding available for the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&T). The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the FY2016 […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved a bill that will provide funding for recommended Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) projects and an emergency plan to dredge Michigan harbors, said Sen. Darwin Booher, sponsor of the measure. Booher said the bill will provide more than $2.3 million in funding for nine NRTF projects and more than […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes the development and maintenance of the nation’s waterway infrastructure, among other critical projects. The legislation includes a key provision that authorizes the funding necessary for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to move forward. This provision will end a 14 year delay […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell yesterday signed two bills into law establishing a special improvement district that will receive funding from the visitor industry to help maintain Waikiki Beach. “Waikiki is known around the world for its legendary sun, surf, and sand. With Bills 81 and 82, the visitor industry has stepped up to help keep iconic […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Rep. Gael Tarleton has introduced a bill, HB 1162, that would limit the use of suction dredging in Washington rivers and streams. Suction dredging is mostly unregulated in Washington state. Tarleton’s bill would require the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to establish a workgroup and study the impacts of suction dredging on native fish habitats. […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Congressman Dr. Charles Boustany issued the following statement after the United States Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, S. 2848, which includes language authorizing the signed Chief’s Report from USACE for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Feasibility Study. Following news of the signed Chief’s Report in July 2016, Dr. Boustany wrote to […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The growth of Queensland’s major regional bulk commodity ports will be responsibly managed, and the Great Barrier Reef protected, under legislation passed in State Parliament today. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said that the laws put into effect the government’s key port-related commitments in the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan. “We are protecting […]

  • 18 March 2010

    Port funding bill already has support from Governor Charlie Crist, now State Representative Lake Ray is backed by an official on the First Coast… [mappress] Source:wokv,March 18,2010;

  • 17 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed by voice vote Rep. Darren Soto’s bill, the Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2017 (H.R. 3961), which would designate Central Florida’s river and its tributaries in the state of Florida for study under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. This designation grants the river […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Omnibus appropriations bill, which includes critical funding to move forward the Port of Charleston’s deepening project and opportunities for maintenance funding for the Port of Georgetown. The bill passed 359-67 with support from S.C. Congressmen Joe Wilson, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Jim Clyburn, and Tom Rice. “The South […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Ports Bill introduced to Queensland Parliament two days ago will have serious ramifications for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and does nothing to meet the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations for protecting the most precious natural icon, says the Australian Marine Conservation Society. “The Queensland Government’s reassurances to the World Heritage Committee that its […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The US House passed a bipartisan bill that allows the Army Corps of Engineers to develop dredging plans around the country. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree pushed for provisions that were included in the bill that will make it easier to get dredging approved for small harbors like those along the Maine Coast. “Small harbors have significant […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement after a bipartisan majority of the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA). “Today the House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 with overwhelming (417 to 3) bipartisan support. After the gridlock that has plagued Congress, it is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    State Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon) voted in favor of Senate Bill 233 yesterday, a bill that would fund more than 70 different projects, including the James H. Lincoln Memorial Bathing Beach acquisition. The bill also funds 49 emergency dredging projects across the state, including Caseville Municipal Harbor, Harbor Beach Municipal Marina and Port Austin State […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Kay Granger last week released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee approved a balanced and responsible energy and water spending bill. The bipartisan bill provides badly needed investments in Army Corps of Engineers’ water infrastructure and flood-control projects like the Trinity River Vision project in Fort Worth, according to the Granger’s press […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., yesterday made the following statement following the Senate passage of H.R.3647, the omnibus appropriations legislation. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 72 to 26. “I voted for the omnibus appropriations bill today because it contained several key provisions that are critically important to Georgians and the economic […]

  • 23 June 2011

    A House committee has approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Nick Rahall-D W.Va., aimed at reeling in the Environmental Protection Agency. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the bill which would limit the EPA’s ability to veto fill and dredge permits already issued by the Army Corps of Engineers. Rahall said the current policy […]

  • 2 July 2012

    Governor Nikki Haley has vetoed a bill designed to create funding for dredging projects in North Myrtle Beach, according to wmbfnews.com. House Bill 4033 would have allowed the city to create a special tax district in Cherry Grove to dredge canals surrounding many homes in the area. In a written statement, Haley said she vetoed […]

  • 4 August 2011

      Although he doesn’t consider himself a full-time resident of Bay Port, Bill Nagy’s actions speak louder than his words. By Bill Diller ( michigansthumb) [mappress] Source: michigansthumb, August 4, 2011

  • 30 October 2013

    The House of Representatives has approved a major infrastructure investment bill authored by the leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which strengthens the water transportation network that West Virginia coal exports and jobs depend upon. H.R. 3080, “The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013,” authorizes significant investment in the Nation’s network of […]

  • 25 April 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter was named to the legislative conference committee to finalize the Highway Bill between the U.S. House and Senate. Vitter stated that he’ll work to make sure the RESTORE Act and the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act will be included in the final version of the bill. “As a leading Republican […]

  • 26 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Deputies Sergey Grinevetsky and Yuriy Kruk developed a bill that proposes creation of a special (free) economic zones in Odessa and Reni (Odessa region). Amendments to the Law “On special (free) economic zone «Porto-Franko» on the territory of Odessa Commercial Sea Port” and “On special economic zone “Reni”, concerning the regulation of investment activity, […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Nick Zerwas, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, last week presented his legislation, HF2820, to the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee. According to the official statement, the bill funds $1.5 million – with a local match – for the City of Elk River to dredge Lake Orono. “Lake Orono is a […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    WWF-Australia has welcomed the Sustainable Port Development Bill – introduced in the Queensland Parliament last evening – as a major step forward in protecting the Reef from rampant industrial development, dredging and dumping. “With this Bill, the Queensland Government is acting to implement its promise to ban sea-dumping of capital dredge spoil in the entire […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has lauded H.R. 2028, the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that passed last week, together with two bi-partisan amendments included in the bill. Of particular interest to AAPA is the portion of the bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ […]