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.—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.—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.—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

Washington, D.C.—MarAd Administrator Mark Buzby became one of the latest agency heads to receive a “fair hearing” on their fiscal year 2019 budget proposals only to be told how outdated… Read More

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joined other federal agencies in committing to a  memorandum the Trump administration says will streamline environmental reviews and eliminate needless delays of major… Read More

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross promoted new dredging technologies for port construction and a single data source for navigational products to help mariners find the best route through congested… Read More

Washington, D.C.—Groups representing waterways projects applauded President Donald Trump’s call in his State of the Union address for Congress to produce a bill that “generates” at least $1.5 trillion for… Read More

Washington, D.C.—Opponents of a provision they warned could kill waterways projects and other infrastructure work across the nation welcomed news that it failed to make it into the version of… Read More