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Dear Congress: We Matter Too

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Dear Congress: We Matter Too

Dear Congress, A few words from the inland ports and terminals, and the smaller coastal ports, all of whom serve the 12,000 miles of navigable waterways of the United States. First, let us say that we are indeed grateful for all that you have done and continue to do to support our nation’s inland and…

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November 19, 2019: Washington Update

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee: On Monday, November 18th, House lawmakers included a provision that would prevent a $7.6 billion cut to Federal highway funding, known as a rescission, in a stopgap spending bill. The House is expected to take up the bill Tuesday. On Tuesday, November 19th will hold a hearing, “Concepts for the…

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Inland Port and Terminal Grant Program

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. has recently proposed an inland port and terminal grant program to provide assistance for landside infrastructure investments. Highlights of the program include: • For public ports and private terminals; • For inland and smaller coastal facilities less than 8 million tons; • For landside infrastructure investments, including river, road…

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From the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee:

T&I – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will convene a hearing on “Short Sea Shipping: Rebuilding America’s Maritime Industry” on June 19th. Witnesses: Admiral Buzby (MARAD Administrator) Larry Willis, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO Jim Weakly, Lake Carriers’ Association Jon Nass, CEO​​ of the Maine Port Authority You can watch the hearing live at https://transportation.house.gov/ Members,…

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From the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “FAST Act Reauthorization: Transportation and Safety Issues,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The hearing will examine implementation of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which expires at the end of fiscal year…

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May 24: Legislative Update

May 24, 2019: Legislative Updates From the House Appropriations Committee: Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill (THUD) On May 23rd, The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the legislation provides $137.1 billion…

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May 17, 2019: Legislative Updates

May 17, 2019: Legislative Updates From the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation: During Executive Session on May15: The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, passed S. 1439, Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). The bill reauthorizes activities of the Maritime Administration including (but…

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May 13, 2019: Legislative Updates

From the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene an executive session on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Dirksen Senate Office Building G50 to consider legislative measures, including (but not limited to): S. ____, Maritime Administration…

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Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Federal Maritime Agencies

If you missed the below Subcommittee hearing on 04/08/2019 regarding Federal Maritime Agencies, you can access a recording of the hearing here: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2019/4/federal-maritime-agencies-ensuring-a-safe-secure-and-competitive-future Additionally, you can view individual testimonies in pdf format here: The Honorable Mark H. Buzby, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Admiral Karl L. Schultz, United States Coast Guard The Honorable Michael…

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NWC News Alert: Hearings This Week

From our friends at National Waterways Conference News Alert – Hearings This Week April 8, 2019 House T&I Water Resources Subcommittee to Focus on HMTF and inland waterways needs The House Transportation and Infrastructure Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee will hear from industry witnesses on Wednesday morning to discuss “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full…

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