New Bill Pushes Waterways Modernization For Trade Expansion

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A forthcoming piece of legislation developed by a Republican senator seeks to modernize America's waterways system in anticipation of the trade opportunities afforded by the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal, the lawmaker said Wednesday.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said that he, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and “a bipartisan group” of other senators will introduce the American Waterworks Act, which will address “major shortfalls in U.S. port and waterway infrastructure” in anticipation of the 2014 completion of the Panama Canal expansion, pointing in particular to the...
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