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

The American Waterways Operators decried the April 18 vote stalling the Coast Guard authorization bill. The bill included the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), which would establish a uniform national… 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

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