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.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army are moving forward with a proposed “Step 2” rule in their closely watched effort to redefine the contentious Waters of… Read More

Washington, D.C.—Bills that would impact the waterways industry by funding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and boost the nation’s water transportation system could be among the first acted upon… Read More

In 2017, the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) was reintroduced as S.168 by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Robert Casey (D-Pa.). The bill was favorably reported to the full… Read More

Washington, D.C.—A bill authorizing funding for the U.S. Coast Guard stalled in the Senate because it also included the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act that supporters say would offer important… Read More

Washington, D.C.—Handed a setback by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Trump administration moved quickly to block implementation of  the controversial 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule for another… Read More

Washington, D.C.—Another stopgap measure to keep the federal government funded and avoid a shutdown again postponed decisions on a number of major spending issues for the remaining eight months of… Read More