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  • 4 March 2013

    Citing expanding commerce and activity in the Arctic, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich introduced The Arctic Deepwater Ports Enhancement Act to promote the development of much-needed deepwater ports in the region. “Arctic ports will have a big effect on the way we produce and export natural resources and on our ability to reduce high fuel costs […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins’ amendment expediting access to viable dredge fill sites for the Calcasieu River & Pass project was added to the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) during a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee markup last week. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the full bill later this month. Due […]

  • 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 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee have passed two bills funding key investments to the Chesapeake Bay. The committee this week passed the $46.4 billion Energy and Water Development bill, which funds programs that address climate change, improve water infrastructure, etc. The bill also includes the Chesapeake Bay Program. […]

  • 27 April 2012

      U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced Committee approval of $119 million in funding for New Jersey projects in the Fiscal Year 2013 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The legislation provides $68 million to complete the channel deepening project that will allow bigger […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter, who is the lead Senate Republican negotiator for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), announced that a deal is done. The legislation has been getting worked out in a conference committee made up of top Senate and House members, and may be voted on in the Senate and House as early […]

  • 24 October 2013

    Rep. Tom Reed and the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reauthorize the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). WRRDA authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to facilitate waterway infrastructure improvements and environmental restoration. Priorities in the bill include strengthening water transportation networks, streamlining the environmental review process, and saving taxpayer dollars. “Upstate […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel signed the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report last week, after the House/Senate conference committee came to an agreement on major legislation authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to proceed on important water projects across the country. Historically, Congress has passed this legislation every two years, but […]

  • 25 March 2013

    Central Quang Nam Province has approved VND625 billion (US$29.7 million) to dredge and clean 27km of the Co Co River. The project will include cleaning up the river bed and construction of works along its length to ensure water traffic safety. It is expected to be completed by 2015. Province People’s Committee Chairman Le Phuoc […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today announced that Morganza to the Gulf is in the final Water Resources and Development Act legislation that the Senate and House will vote on in the coming weeks. The project’s inclusion comes after months of work by Sen. Landrieu and her Senate colleagues to fix a fundamental flaw […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart has just released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). “As Co-Chair of the Everglades Caucus, I worked with my colleagues to ensure inclusion of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), keeping critical Everglades restoration and preservation projects on track,” he said. […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A $2.2 billion environmental bond bill that could fund hundreds of projects across the state, ranging from hiking trails to harbor dredging, cleared the state House and Senate last week as formal legislative sessions drew to a close for the year. The environmental bond authorizes funding for state agencies, municipalities and nongovernmental partners to conserve […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressman Ted Deutch and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson yesterday held a press conference at Port Everglades to talk about the widely-supported expansion of Port Everglades, and how the recently passed bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) effects the project. “Expansion of the Port Everglades will eventually mean […]

  • 11 July 2011

      U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana), testified Friday on H.R. 104 – The Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act at the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing. The bill, introduced by Boustany, ensures funds brought into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for their intended purpose […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that included in the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations committee bill is $2 million for Scoggins Dam upgrades, $48 million for small ports and over $300 million for additional port programs. “The funding included in the appropriations bill will be a huge relief to Oregon’s port communities […]

  • 22 June 2012

    Gold Pan California, a gold prospecting supply shop located in the Bay Area, is shining light on a California State Budget loophole which is being exploited by Legislators to enact last minute laws on pet projects and further increase California’s budget deficit. “Californian’s have no idea how much their local Legislators are really costing the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, who serves as a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has applauded the inclusion of a Missouri River Study in the bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016. The bill passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate this week. […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk yesterday voted for critical funding to enhance shipping on Illinois waterways. According to Senator Kirk, the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act was blocked by 47 senators despite passing the Appropriations Committee 26-4 and is the third funding bill to be filibustered this year. “This bill to keep […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    At a legislative markup yesterday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy pressed for increased funding to restore the Mississippi River Delta and the Louisiana coast. The Cassidy amendment, like legislation passed by a key House committee just two weeks ago, amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, a significant milestone that moves the 52-foot Charleston Harbor Deepening Project to the U.S. House of Representatives for final authorization. “WRDA is critical legislation for port and port-related infrastructure modernization projects across the country, and we are grateful to Senators Graham and […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Last Thursday, December 11th 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the 2015 government funding bill that includes several Southwest Washington priorities. The bill, championed by congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, includes more than a billion dollars for dredging and harbor maintenance. Jaime was able to secure $1.1 billion in harbor maintenance from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen has issued the following statement after the Senate passed fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding legislation for the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittees. “This funding bill includes a number of important objectives for New Hampshire communities, from ensuring emergency dredging at Hampton […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., praised the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) reauthorization bill that includes important Army Corps reforms and streamlines the authorization for projects in Southwest Louisiana, including language to allow the deepening of the Port of Iberia channel and Sabine-Neches Waterway, along with increased dredging for […]