Transportation & Infrastructure Hearing: U.S. Coast Guard

On April 30, the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on Fiscal Year 2025 Maritime Transportation Budget Requests. You can access a recording of the hearing here. Witnesses included: Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, United States Navy (Ret.), Administrator, United States Maritime Administration, United States Department of Transportation The Honorable…

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Sen. Kelly to propose legislation to strengthen commercial shipping

ARLINGTON, Va. — A U.S. senator is developing legislation meant to revitalize the U.S. commercial maritime industry, which he called an economic and national security imperative. Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., said Tuesday the government must include the Merchant Marine as part of its effort to deter China. Speaking at an event by the Center for…

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NWC News Alert (Dec. 7, 2022): WRDA 2022 on deck TODAY

  Legislative Update: Courtesy of National Waterways Conference Dec. 7, 2022 You will never guess what was unveiled today on the U.S. House of Representatives Rule’s Committee website—compromise language for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)! As expected, the language will be in National Defense Authorization Act, an annual authorization bill for defense-related programs and…

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FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases Permitting Action Plan to Accelerate and Deliver Infrastructure Projects On Time, On Task, and On Budget

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases Permitting Action Plan to Accelerate and Deliver Infrastructure Projects on Time, On Task, and On Budget MAY 11, 2022 | Whitehouse STATEMENTS AND RELEASES The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is making a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s infrastructure and competitiveness that will create good-paying union jobs, grow our economy, invest in communities, combat…

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Senator Wicker Inquires on DOT Data Sharing Initiative for Freight Transportation 

  Wicker Inquires on DOT Data Sharing Initiative for Freight Transportation    April 20, 2022 | U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today sent a letter to Secretary Pete Buttigieg seeking information about the Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW)…

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DOT Lays Out Actions to Strengthen Supply Chains and Revitalize the Economy 

DOT Lays Out Actions to Strengthen Supply Chains and Revitalize the Economy  Thursday, February 24, 2022 (full link below) Today, on the one-year anniversary of President’s Executive Order on Supply Chains, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is publishing a report that lays out vulnerabilities in our freight and logistics supply chain and clear-cut actions…

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President Biden and U.S. Department of Transportation Announce Historic New Funding to Strengthen Port Infrastructure and Supply Chain Resiliency

President Biden and U.S. Department of Transportation Announce Historic New Funding to Strengthen Port Infrastructure and Supply Chain Resiliency   Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) Grants receives $450 million, its largest investment ever WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced…

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Administration Provides Infrastructure Law Guidebook

February 4, 2022 | Waterways Journal Washington, D.C.—The Biden administration released its first edition of a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook to provide a “one-stop shop” to help local and state governments and tribes access the more than 375 programs in the trillion-dollar law. “Our primary goal with this is to help our partners across the…

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USACE Releases Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Spend Plan

January 19, 2022: Courtesy of National Waterways Conference and Waterways Council Inc. USACE releases IIJA (infrastructure) work spend plan In November 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) which provided $17 billion in funding to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) civil works projects. USACE had 60 days to…

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