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  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes $10.6 billion in water infrastructure projects across the nation. This bill makes investments in harbor dredging, maintenance of locks and dams, flood control, ecosystem restoration and other water-related priorities around the nation. Additionally, […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine last week announced nearly $56 million in new federal funding for communities in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and on the Eastern Shore for water infrastructure improvements. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “Work Plan,” a source of funds provided by Congress for the Corps to allocate to […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources called for expanded energy exploration and production in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a joint letter with Senators Begich, D-Alaska, Warner, D-Va., and Manchin, D-W.Va., to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The letter was sent as […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have applauded Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development funding legislation, by a bipartisan vote of 90-8. The first of 12 appropriations bills providing discretionary funding for the federal government, the bill provides funding for projects under the direction of the U.S. Army […]

  • 24 May 2013

    After Virginia’s U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine this week introduced a bill that should open up Virginia’s coastline to offshore oil drilling, the state’s environmental group Environment Virginia has responded negatively. Elizabeth Ouzts, Environment Virginia’s Regional Director, in a statement said that the move could be environmentally end economically hazardous, adding she was disappointed to see the senators […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital

    Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) introduced the Virginia Jobs and Energy Act (H.R. 1782) on Friday to open the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the coast of Virginia for energy development. Original co-sponsors of the bill include Virginia Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-1), Robert Hurt (VA-5), and Morgan Griffith (VA-9). Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia’s U.S. Senators, […]

  • 22 February 2006

    Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has changed his mind, and is moving to have the ship retired, and use the $2 billion instead on new shipbuilding. Warner is confident that 11 carriers can now do what 12 used to.

  • 23 May 2013
    Authorities & Government

    U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine yesterday introduced the The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing. The following is a video of the Senators introducing the Bill: [mappress] Offshore WIND Staff, May 23, […]

  • 21 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Senator Jim Webb today called for the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to incorporate his Virginia Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Energy Production Act in pending offshore energy legislation this week. “Outer Continental Shelf production has strong support among Virginians and their political leadership,” Senator Webb wrote the Committee’s Chairman and Ranking Member. “I look forward […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Authorities & Government

    U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine yesterday introduced the The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing. The following is a video of the Senators introducing the Bill: [mappress] Offshore WIND Staff, May 23, […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division celebrated the first official construction milestone for a Virginia-class submarine yesterday with its namesake, U.S. Sen. John Warner. The keel was laid for John Warner (SSN 785), the only Virginia-class submarine to bear the name of a person. NNS President Matt Mulherin said: “Each submarine we build […]

  • 6 March 2005

    Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee questioned the Navy’s top civilian official on future shipbuilding plans during a hearing Thursday. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., told Navy Secretary Gordon England the service should consider waiting until the department completes its quadrennial defense strategy review later this year before deciding to reduce […]

  • 17 March 2013

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division celebrated the first official construction milestone for a Virginia-class submarine yesterday with its namesake, U.S. Sen. John Warner. The keel was laid for John Warner (SSN 785), the only Virginia-class submarine to bear the name of a person. NNS President Matt Mulherin said: “Each submarine we build […]

  • 1 August 2011

    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Monday joined former U.S. Sen. John Warner at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in a bipartisan effort to show support for a more energy-efficient government. Having toured several shipyard facilities Monday morning, the pair held a joint briefing outside the yard’s gates. They were joined by representatives of U.S. Sens. Olympia […]

  • 23 May 2013

    Virginia’s U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) yesterday introduced The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing. The bill would provide an alternative to the Administration’s proposed 2012-2017 offshore oil and gas leasing […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Environment

    The week of the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina devastating New Orleans, climate activists in Virginia Beach held a creative action to highlight the threat of a Katrina-level disaster in Hampton Roads. Presenting two visions a child born today could face in their lifetime – a clean energy future or destroyed coastal communities – they […]

  • 25 March 2014

    Senator John Hoeven issued a statement in response to the Department of Energy’s approval of an application to export liquefied natural gas from the Jordan Cove Energy Project terminal. “The Energy Department’s approval of this application for exporting natural gas is a step in the right direction. However, there are still more than 20 pending […]

  • 22 January 2015

    Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, yesterday pushed for a vote on his amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would change the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 5-year leasing program from 2015 through 2020 to open more areas off the East and West Coasts for exploration. Currently, offshore drilling […]

  • 23 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (June 18-24, 2018).   VIDEO: Upgrading Wilmington District’s Dredger Merritt The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, held a Completion of Work Ceremony on June 7, celebrating the successful upgrade of Wilmington District’s dredger Merritt.   Works Kick off […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Norfolk Wednesday to promote a $15 million federal TIGER grant for the Virginia Port Authority. The grant would help the City’s infrastructure at Norfolk International Terminals, easing transportation, which, in turn, will create commerce and employment. “What most people don’t realize is that our economic maritime power is just […]

  • 10 April 2014

    API President and CEO Jack Gerard applauded yesterday’s vote on legislation to fast track U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas. The measure, H.R. 6, was approved by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. “Today’s vote is just the latest signal that momentum for action on natural gas exports is stronger than ever,” […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following introduction of the Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and CEO Kurt Nagle commended the senators’ commitment to improving America’s infrastructure, saying initiatives like the BRIDGE Act are vital to strengthening America’s […]