Search results for: bill

3874 results

A list of search results

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins yesterday described approval of the bill S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act (WIIN), as a good news for western New York. According to Higgins, the approval of the WIIN Act is delivering support for projects enhancing local waterways, improving water infrastructure and rebuilding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo […]

  • 13 July 2011

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) commended the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its chairman, Cong. John Mica (R-Fla.), for rolling out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthorization proposal that is focused on improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure and, for the first time, includes a maritime title. “We strongly support the legislation’s goal […]

  • 8 March 2013

    Historic low water levels have moved harbor dredging to the top of Michigan tourism’s priority list for public marinas and ports in the state, and now private facilities could also receive some state assistance to help improve navigable access. Rep. Ray Franz today co-sponsored legislation to create The Marina Dredging Loan Origination Program, a partnership […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Senate passed a measure Thursday that would enable local units of government to establish districts for financing a variety of waterfront improvement activities, said the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Goeff Hansen. Senate Bill 218 would restore and expand the tax increment financing (TIF) authority for water resource improvement, an economic development tool that expired […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Authorization for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project is included in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013. With an estimated federal cost of $801,542,000 and an estimated non-federal cost of $979,806,000, the Diversion Project is not the most expensive of the five flood protection Projects listed in the legislation. “Obviously, this is […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler voted with a bipartisan majority of her colleagues late Thursday night to advance a responsible spending bill that secures funding for waterway maintenance on the Pacific Coast and Columbia River, as well as Hanford cleanup. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the FY 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congress finalized the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) last week, solidifying critical provisions for the South Carolina Ports Authority initiatives, including the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project. “We applaud Congress for their demonstrated commitment to our nation’s competitiveness through the passage of WRRDA,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “This bill is critical […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Three days ago, December 2nd, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation authored and introduced by Congressman Mike McIntyre which will ensure that North Carolina houses which were mistakenly included in coastal protection zones are removed and can receive flood insurance. In addition, the bill ensures that environmentally vulnerable areas and wildlife on the […]

  • 28 May 2020

    The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee yesterday heard Senate Bill 1090 by California Senator Patricia Bates that would help prevent further tragedies on public beaches such as the Encinitas bluff collapse that killed three people in August 2019. The committee did not vote on the bill. Instead, the committee’s chair, Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas), […]

  • 7 June 2011

    Maine’s governor has signed a bill that paves the way for the Army Corps of Engineers to perform dredging to ensure the safe passage… (dailyjournal) [mappress] Source: dailyjournal, June 7, 2011

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, leaders of its Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for their efforts in advancing H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The House passed the legislation today by a […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The coal ash bill issued by a conference committee of the N.C. General Assembly failed to require cleanup of 10 coal ash sites across North Carolina by allowing Duke Energy to leave its polluting coal ash in unlined, leaking pits at 10 of 14 sites, announced the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). The bill leaves […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) was unveiled yesterday by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster: “The WRRDA bill highlights the critical role the maritime industry plays throughout this nation, ensuring that America remains competitive […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is continuing to support investments aimed to improve Illinois waterway infrastructure. Yesterday, Senator Kirk, among others, voted to boost funding that will protect the Great Lakes from invasive species and improve waterway infrastructure on Illinois’ rivers and lakes. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Senator Debbie Mayfield has filed Senate Bill (SB) 446, titled Coastal Management, to help keep Florida’s pristine beaches preserved by addressing erosion control and sand management. The bill revises the criteria used by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to prioritize coastal restoration projects based on need and importance. According to an official announcement, […]

  • 29 February 2012

    State Representative Lonnie Reed (D-Branford) testified before the Commerce Committee today on SB 220, An Act Concerning Navigation, Coastal Access and Clean Marinas. Rep. Reed said the bill represents a common sense strategy designed to support and grow marina businesses and create more maritime jobs while also incentivizing the safe disposal of paints, cleaning products, […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following an announcement by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and CEO Kurt Nagle lauded the leaders of these committees for championing legislation that moves the nation closer to a final water resources bill to spur […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio House of Representatives gave its final approval yesterday to legislation (Senate Bill 1) that makes great strides in protecting western Lake Erie from toxic algae and the threats it poses to people’s drinking water and the lake’s $12.9 billion dollar tourism industry. The Ohio Senate is expected to promptly approve the bill and […]

  • 20 July 2011

    Congressman Jon Runyan voted to support H.R. 2354, the fiscal year 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which among other things, restores the funding level for the Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) account to $27 million for fiscal year 2012. In April, Runyan submitted testimony to the House Appropriations […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Alaska Congressman Don Young announced last week that the H.R. 5303 bill was passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on May 25th 2016. The H.R. 5303 – the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 – bipartisan legislation is aimed to promote economic competitiveness and strengthen the nation’s water transportation and infrastructure needs. “To optimize […]