Legislation

ASCE: US Infrastructure near Flunking

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers publishes a report assessing the quality of the nation's infrastructure, i.e., roads, bridges, rail, ports and waterways, air, and other basic foundations of our society.  The report just published gave that infrastructure a D+, which is up all the way from the D- mark from four years ago, [...]

2017-03-10T12:55:25+00:00 March 10th, 2017|

“The wind is at our backs,” says US House T&I Committee Chair

Does the President's mention of infrastructure in his inaugural address mean there's hope for waterway projects in Alabama?  Well, so far there's no direct indication,  but there is eternal hope as the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) began hearings today on America's "21st century infrastructure." In a statement released by T&I [...]

2017-02-01T14:25:33+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

Senate EPW Committee passes draft 2016 WRDA bill

The US Senate Energy and Public Works Committee has passed a draft 2016 Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). WRDA is the bill that authorizes projects and modifies policies relating to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Historically, a biennial legislation, the was delayed in recent years with bills passed in 2000, 2007 and 2014.   Click  wrda-2016-highlights for highlights

2017-01-23T10:21:11+00:00 May 10th, 2016|