Press Releases

WCI Applauds Passage of Strong FY 2019 Minibus Conference Report That Funds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Full Use of Inland Waterways Trust Fund to Continue Five Navigation Projects

September 13, 2019   Debra Calhoun, SVP

(202) 765-2153   dcalhoun@waterwayscouncil.org

Washington, DC – WCI praised Congress for passage today of the FY2019 Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895 that combines appropriations bills for the Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Energy & Water Development that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.…

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FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES STRONG CORPS’ FUNDING

September 12, 2019

BREAKING NEWS...   FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES STRONG CORPS’ FUNDING   RECOMMENDS COST-SHARE CHANGE FOR CHICKAMAUGA LOCK AND FULL-USE OF INLAND WATERWAYS TRUST FUND   Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up and approved by a vote…

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USDA Releases Major Study on Strategic Value of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture and U.S. Economy

August 29, 2019

NEWS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Contacts:  Debra Calhoun, SVP, WCI August 28, 2019                        …

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WCI Produces New Educational Videos That Highlight Inland Waterways’ Connection to Agriculture, Labor Community, Shippers, Corps of Engineers, and Communities

July 9, 2019   Debra Calhoun

(202) 765-2153   dcalhoun@waterwayscouncil.org

WASHINGTON, DC - As part of its continued effort to help educate audiences about the inland waterways’ connection to agriculture, to the labor community, to freight shippers, to the Corps of Engineers, and to building communities, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) has produced a series of short videos.…

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WCI Chairman Peter Stephaich Testifies Before House Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee on “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund And Investment In Our Nation’s Waterways Matter”

April 10, 2019   Debra Calhoun

(202) 765-2153   dcalhoun@waterwayscouncil.org

Washington, DC – Peter Stephaich, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of Campbell Transportation Company in Pittsburgh, PA, testified today before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee on “The…

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President’s FY20 Budget Request Cuts U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Funding by 31 Percent

March 12, 2019   Debra Calhoun

(202) 765-2153   dcalhoun@waterwayscouncil.org

Washington, DC – Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) reacted to the Trump Administration’s release of an outline of its top-line FY20 budget numbers yesterday. Today, the Corps of Engineers released its account and project-specific funding levels.   For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’…

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Waterways Council, Inc. Presents 18th Annual Leadership Service Award to Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

February 14, 2019   Debra Calhoun

(202) 765-2153   dcalhoun@waterwayscouncil.org

Washington, DC—On February 12, 2019, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) received Waterways Council, Inc.'s (WCI) 18th Annual Leadership Service Award for her continual championing of ports and inland waterways. She was presented the award by Wade Beasley, Business Representative, Carpenters Local…

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Tracy R. Zea Named Vice President-Government Relations For Waterways Council, Inc.

December 10, 2018   Debra Calhoun

(202) 765-2153   dcalhoun@waterwayscouncil.org

Washington, DC – Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) has promoted Tracy R. Zea to Vice PresidentGovernment Relations, from Director-Government Relations, a position he had held since August 2015. Mr. Zea advocates for WCI’s goals for authorizations and appropriations which support a modern, efficient,…

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WCI Elects Directors, Executive Committee, Officers and Audit Committee

November 20, 2018   Debra Calhoun

(202) 765-2153   dalhoun@waterwayscouncil.org

Washington DC – As its Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting in Chicago on November 14, 2018, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) elected Directors for a Three-Year Term ending November 2021 as follows:   Ohio Valley Region Bruce McGinnis, McNational, Inc., South Point, OH   Mississippi…

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WCI Elects Peter H. Stephaich As Chairman

November 19, 2018   Debra Calhoun

(202) 765-2153   dcalhoun@waterwayscouncil.org

Washington DC – As its Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting in Chicago on November 14, 2018, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) named Peter H. Stephaich, Chairman and CEO of Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), as its Chairman of the Board. Mr. Stephaich succeeds Tim Parker,…

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