U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020

July 29, 2020

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR) applauded House passage of the bipartisan Water Resources……...

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House Passes H.R. 7416: Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act

July 21, 2020

Today, the House of Representatives of the 116th Congress passed the Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act, H.R. 7416. The bill, sponsored by Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) and Conor Lamb (D-PA) was included as an Amendment to HR 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill establishes a competitive grant matching program……...

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Water Infrastructure and Funding Bills this week (7-14)

July 14, 2020

Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020) On July 13, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), and Water Resources and Environment Ranking Member……...

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IRPT: Action Needed for H.R. 7416

July 1, 2020

Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminal Association backed bill, H.R. 7416 — the “Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act” and yesterday (June 29th), it was introduced.  The bill is sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA). Today, the real work starts and we are asking for your help. Many of……...

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Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act

June 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation to increase access to critical federal funding for small ports, terminals, and waterways. Bost’s bill, the Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act, establishes a competitive grant matching program for projects at smaller ports and terminals AND makes privately-owned terminals that are important……...

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House Democrats Release Text of H.R. 2, a Transformational Infrastructure Bill to Create Jobs and Rebuild America

June 22, 2020

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) was joined by Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Oversight and Reform Committee……...

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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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