Washington Waves: August 20, 2018 Washington Waves: August 20, 2018
Washington Waves: August 20, 2018

Washington, D.C.—A new major defense law mandates a report on key challenges to ensure the U.S. marine transportation system and merchant marine are sufficient to support the nation’s economic and… Read More

Washington, D.C.— Funding bills tracked by the waterways industry were covered by a verbal victory lap by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as he praised his chamber’s bipartisan approach… Read More

Washington, D.C.—A U.S. district judge ruled the Trump administration failed to follow federal law by not providing meaningful opportunity for public comment before its two-year suspension of the 2015 Waters… Read More

Washington, D.C.—A member of the Trump administration told key senators the “top-down” proposal to transfer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers out of the Defense Department had varied roots, including… Read More

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. House easily approved a bill to delay implementation of the “reader rule” for transportation security cards until an ongoing study on the effectiveness of the Transportation Worker… Read More

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army are taking formal action to clear up apparent confusion over their year-long effort to repeal the controversial 2015 Waters of the… Read More

Washington, D.C.—Members of the waterways industry hailed a new work plan from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for including record levels of funding, identifying new starts and feasibility studies… Read More

Washington, D.C.—Much-anticipated water resources bills took significant steps forward in both the Senate and House and are headed to floor action in both chambers of Congress. On a 21-0 vote,… Read More

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt told a key Senate panel that his agency will stick to its schedule to have a replacement for the contentious Waters of… Read More