Last week we mentioned President Trump’s rhetorical support of the merchant marine. Too bad that support has never been reflected in his budget requests. The president released his budget request… Read More
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I would like to applaud your boldness in publishing such a powerful article as you did on January 21, concerning Kelly Phillips. The entire article showed the unconditional love of… Read More
On March 4, President Donald Trump signed an executive order easing the process for veterans to transition into the merchant marine. The order is titled, “Supporting the Transition of Active… Read More
Have you lost track of the debates surrounding what used to be called WOTUS, shorthand for “waters of the U.S.”? That may be because of how the media changed their… Read More
Are federal infrastructure funding and the Corps of Engineers’ budget safe from President Trump’s border wall? As part of Trump’s deal with Congress that ended the partial shutdown and allowed… Read More
As we’ve recently passed the one-year anniversary of my father’s death and the first year of all of the things we’ve had to celebrate without him, I’m trying to wrap… Read More
In testimony before a February 13 hearing of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) argued that “nowhere in the country are… Read More
In the first two years of his term, President Donald Trump generated a lot of discussion about infrastructure. Many in the inland maritime community were encouraged when he highlighted waterways… Read More
I read the story of Mr. Phillips, and his journey down the Mississippi River, and his overcoming many hardships that life had dealt him. I enjoyed the narrative, since I too… Read More
After the January 28 Waterways Journal went to press, the White House and Congress finally agreed on a measure to temporarily end the partial shutdown of government—for three weeks, at… Read More