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IRPT Legislative Team to Washington DC
May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm CDT
IRPT’s newly formed IRPT Legislative Team is going to Washington DC May 10-12 to propose the formation of an Inland River Transportation Caucus within Congress.
Within the scope of several Congressional Committees, the interests of the inland river transportation stakeholders are overlooked due to an imbalance of committee members representing coastal transportation.
The inland river transportation interests are often times misunderstood and greatly undervalued, so in order to be resilient and sustainable, the inland river transportation needs bi-partisan and bi-cameral representation to make recommendations to Committees that focus on maritime transportation. Via an Inland River Transportation Caucus, Members can be informed of all matters affecting river transportation to strongly advocate for common legislative objectives that affect inland interests and to support the inland-representing Members of each Committee.
Interested IRPT Members wanting to attend the trip to Washington can reach out to Aimee Andres at email@example.com