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May 17, 2019: Legislative Updates

May 17, 2019

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

May 13, 2019

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

April 10, 2019

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

April 10, 2019

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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Action Needed: Inland Port and Terminal Grant Program

April 3, 2019

Action Needed: Inland Port and Terminal Grant Program   I would like to share with you some disturbing news I learned out of Washington – and then let you know my plan of attack, and request your help. In the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 (budget that ended the government shutdown) signed on February 14th,…

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National Waterways Conference News Alert

January 23, 2019

News Alert January 21, 2019 In this issue House T&I Committee assignments WRDA 18 Implementation Legislative Summit registration reminder House T&I Committee Assignments Incoming Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the selection of Democratic Members to serve on the Committee in the 116th Congress. Selections were made by…

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Senate Bill to Equal Competition for Grant Funding

October 26, 2018

Senate Bill to Equal Competition for Grant Funding U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill (S.3587) to improve the nation’s freight systems by making key investments in ports, railways and intermodal hubs by changing the funding arrangements in the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, which was created as part of Fixing…

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Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018)

September 5, 2018

Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018) The House version of WRDA 2018, H.R. 8 authorizes Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) civil works activities and builds on previous reform efforts to ensure improvements are made to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. This bill…

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NWC News Alert – Washington Update

June 12, 2018

NWC News Alert – Washington Update        June 11, 2018 FY18 Work Plan Released The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the work plan for fiscal year 2018. Enacted by Congress in March as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, the civil works program received $6.8 billion in federal funding, $789 million more than…

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NWC News Alert – Washington Update

May 10, 2018

NWC News Alert – Washington Update • Senate water legislation • USACE Infrastructure Meetings • Section 7001 Request for Proposals The Senate’s “WRDA” To Be Released This Week The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee intends to release its version of WRDA tomorrow. Entitled the “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018,” the bill includes traditional…

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