Tag Archives: USACE

New bipartisan bill supports outdoor recreation

Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), member of the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, introduced the Lake Access Keeping Economies Strong (LAKES) Act. This bipartisan bill would improve outdoor recreation facilities in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)-managed areas, provide new opportunities for public-private investments, and give ...

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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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