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  • 6 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has introduced legislation with Senators Roy Blunt, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Chuck Grassley, Josh Hawley, Pat Roberts and Ben Sasse to overhaul the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ process for managing water resources projects along the lower Missouri River system. The Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program Act, cosponsored by all of the […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Massachusetts Senator Bruce Tarr visited dredging operations on the Annisquam River in Gloucester last week. Senator Tarr was instrumental in getting the contributed funds from the MA Dredging Program, allowing USACE to award the dredging contract. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, awarded this contract to Coastline Consulting on October 10, 2019. […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have urged the Department of the Army and the Office of Management and Budget to help Michigan communities effected by high water levels in the Great Lakes and inland waterways. According to the officials, extreme weather, flooding and erosion have led to damaged property, harbors, beaches, roads and […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ohio State Senator Sean J. O’Brien has announced the release of over $4.8 million for a Lake Erie wetland restoration project in Ashtabula County. The project is expected to create additional recreational opportunities in the area and will support continued maintenance and operation of the Ashtabula Harbor. “I have always cared deeply about environmental issues, […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Delaware Senator Tom Carper yesterday hosted the new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division Commander, Major General Jeffrey L. Milhorn, and the new Philadelphia District Commander, Lt. Col. David C. Park, to tour priorities and ongoing project sites at the Port of Wilmington. During the tour, Carper, Milhorn and Park viewed the future […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Texas Senator Ted Cruz voiced strong support for the Houston Ship Channel Improvement Project earlier this week, after being briefed by Port Houston leadership and top executives representing industry along the channel. Senator Cruz said that the widening and deepening project is important to Texas and the nation and lauded the leadership of Port Houston […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mississippi  Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has announced the award of a $56.6 million contract to carry out Phases 3 and 4 of a barrier island restoration project on Ship Island. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fixed-price contract is part of the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program, a comprehensive initiative authorized and funded by Congress to aid […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy has announced $24.8 million in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana for three projects to create and nourish marsh habitat, build terraces and restore ridge habitat along Louisiana’s coast. Altogether, 1,309 acres of marsh will be created or nourished. “It […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    New Hampshire Senator, Jeanne Shaheen, toured the Rye Harbor yesterday, confirming that she will continue to push for more dredging operations in this area. “Local businesses and the fishing industry need Rye Harbor to be dredged. This has been a priority of mine and I stopped by today to meet with local leaders and discuss […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have introduced the Living Shorelines Act, legislation that would create a new grant program for nature-based shoreline protection projects known as living shorelines. “As sea-level rise and coastal storms continue to threaten thousands of coastal communities and economies, investing in living shorelines can help reduce risk from […]

  • 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, […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    In a message delivered to a group of state leaders touring the Port of Mobile recently, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby detailed the importance of expanding Alabama’s only deep-water port, Yellowhammer News reports. “The deepening and the widening of the Port of Mobile is a once-in-a-lifetime economic development opportunity,” Senator Shelby said. “This project has the […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, together with Representatives Brian Mast and Francis Rooney, have released the following joint statement after President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request to Congress failed to include sufficient funding for Everglades restoration efforts. “For the third year in a row, the administration’s budget request underfunds critical projects in South Florida. […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urged the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, R.D. James, in a letter, to fairly consider Florida’s critical water infrastructure projects in its Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan. The letter also specifically conveys Rubio’s readiness to work with the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, yesterday visited the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Senator Young has worked on several issues in support of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor during his time in the Senate, including supporting the Port’s application for a U.S. Department of Transportation FASTLANE grant. He […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate yesterday approved the final conference agreement to the FY19 Minibus appropriations package (H.R. 5895) that includes funding for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch. Advanced by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, the bill includes funding for critical infrastructure projects administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, Ducks Unlimited, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gathered for a press conference last week to discuss the significance Delaware plays within Delaware River Basin and new funding coming to the state. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has made this statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced they would include approximately $50 million in funding in their FY 2018 Work Plan in support of the Charleston Harbor Deepening project. Graham has been one of the leaders in pushing Charleston Harbor deepening forward and has worked to secure […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Senator, John Hoeven, yesterday announced that he has secured a provision in the Senate’s Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) that supports the construction of comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. Hoeven’s legislation will allow flood control structures under the updated comprehensive flood protection plan for the Fargo-Moorhead region to be […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Senator, Heidi Heitkamp, has announced that a new bipartisan water infrastructure bill includes a provision to provide federal funding for long-term maintenance and operation costs related to the permanent levee protecting the City of Devils Lake and the surrounding area from flood waters. From 1993 to 2011, Devils Lake rose more than 30 […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Angus King joined Damariscotta Region Chamber Director Stephanie Gallagher on April 27 to visit local businesses in Damariscotta and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the economy in the Midcoast, from broadband expansion to workforce development. “Damariscotta and Newcastle are fortunate to have such thoughtful, hardworking Maine people investing in their community and […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator for New York, Charles E. Schumer, is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route 5 against crashing waters from Lake Erie during large storms. According to Schumer, the new barrier is critical to ensure the safety of drivers trying […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

     Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has called for an urgent focus on assistance for Alaskan communities facing coastal erosion. Earlier this week, during an Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee hearing examining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, Senator Murkowski cited threats to the northern community of Utqiaġvik, facing serious […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with members of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday urged USACE to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study in the president’s FY2019 budget request. Following the damaging flood waters that impacted New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline communities last year, causing millions […]

  • 18 January 2018

    U.S. Senators Rob Portman, co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Task Force member Sherrod Brown, sent a letter to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Corps requesting funding for a Great Lakes coastal resiliency study in the President’s FY 2019 budget […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance

     Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week to introduce Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Director Steve Cochran for a hearing on America’s water infrastructure needs and challenges. Cassidy warned that even as Louisiana is losing land by the minute, the federal government’s outdated and inefficient […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp yesterday met with R.D. James, the nominee to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Army – Civil Works, the top civilian official overseeing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In her meeting with Mr. James, Heitkamp discussed North Dakota’s flood protection priorities, reinforced the critical need to maintain federal support […]