Tag Archives: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

NMMA highlights recreational boating priorities in Water Infrastructure Bill

Following months of negotiation and several congressional committee hearings, Congress is expected to vote on reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by the end of the year. WRDA authorizes civil works projects carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which are imperative to supporting sustainable recreational boating access. Since 2014, WRDA has been reauthorized on ...

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NMMA calls for more USACE funding

Late last month the administration released its Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget, detailing a number of budget priorities and funding initiatives beginning July 2022 through June 2023. Included in the budget outline is funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a leading provider for public boating access across the nation. The administration’s budget proposal slashes funding for the ...

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Congress considers priorities for Water Resources Development Act

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Congress called on Biden administration officials overseeing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to inform the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure committee and U.S Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the administration’s priorities for this year’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2022 reauthorization as well as implementation of WRDA 2020. WRDA sets federal water resources infrastructure policy and ...

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Congress holds hearing on water infrastructure

A U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment kicked off the second session of the 116th Congress with a hearing on proposals for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. WRDA is a significant legislative package that sets federal water resources infrastructure policy and provides federal approval for civil works projects in our nation’s waterways and ...

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Boating and angling community rally congressional support for Everglades restoration

With federal appropriations season fully underway, nearly a dozen boating and fishing organizations recently wrote to Senate appropriators and encouraged lawmakers to continue the long-time support for the protection and restoration of America’s Everglades by providing robust funding for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Everglades restoration is a top NMMA advocacy priority and the association played a leading role in drafting ...

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NMMA applauds U.S. Army Corps Asian Carp prevention plan

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final draft plan on preventing aquatic invasive species (AIS), including Asian carp, from reaching Lake Michigan. Throughout the report’s development, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners worked closely with the Corps to ensure the study and proposed solutions addressed the recreational boating ...

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