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Wicker Introduces Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act

May 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, yesterday introduced S.3842, the Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act. The legislation would establish a Rural Assistance Pilot Program to help rural communities and localities better utilize and leverage existing U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding and financing opportunities. “Rural states, like……...

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EPW Committee Unanimously Advances Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

May 9, 2020

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and EPW Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statements after the committee’s approved America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA 2020) and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020. The legislation as amended passed the committee by a…

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Wicker Requests Feedback from Critical Infrastructure and Freight Transportation Industries

May 9, 2020

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today sent a letter to representatives of infrastructure and freight transportation industries requesting information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the supply chain, freight movement, transportation networks, and consumers, as well as ways to ensure the freight transportation network…

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T&I Committee Hosts Bipartisan Virtual Forum on the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Maritime Transportation

May 9, 2020

Washington, DC — House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Members participated in a virtual forum to hear from Maritime Administrator Admiral Mark H. Buzby (Ret.) about the maritime industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the steps being taken to protect workers on ships and at docks from infection, and operational and logistical…

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March 6, 2020 Legislative Update

March 6, 2020

Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation to Hold Hearing on Worldwide Presence of the Coast Guard The House T&I Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will hold a hearing titled “The International Role of the United State Coast Guard” on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00 am (Eastern). More information about the hearing,……...

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Introduction of Bill to Overhaul Management of Missouri River System Water Projects

March 5, 2020

WASHINGTON ­– Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) introduced new legislation to overhaul the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) process for managing water resource projects along the lower Missouri River system. The Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program Act is cosponsored by all of the senators from the lower Missouri River basin states, including…

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WRDA 2020 Members’ Day Hearing

February 21, 2020

The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a Members’ Day Hearing to examine Members’ priorities in development of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). The hearing, which will take place on Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 am Eastern, is an opportunity for all Members of the House of Representatives to highlight…

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House T&I: WRDA 2020 Hearing

January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020: House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee The Subcommittee of Water Resources and Environment, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing for “Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020” on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am Eastern. You can watch the hearing live at: https://transportation.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/proposals-for-a-water-resources-development-act-of-2020 The Subcommittee will receive…

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Dear Congress: We Matter Too

November 19, 2019

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

November 19, 2019

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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