On Friday, 8 July 2011, the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee
held a hearing on H.R. 104, the RAMP Act. Congressman Boustany was the
first witness, followed by Gary Lagrange, President and CEO of the Port of
New Orleans, Jim Weakley, President of Lake Carriers, and Bonnie Adams,
Executive Director of the Long Island Fishermen Association. Following the
excellent testimony by all witnesses, we heard questions and comments from
various Subcommittee members, all were favorable. Two amendments have been
submitted, one by Congresswoman Napolitano and one from Ranking member
Bishop. The planned markup was postponed due to a lack of a quorum,
following a break for votes. Watch the opening statement from Chairman
We do not know when another session will be scheduled, nor do we know at
this time when Chairman Mica will hold a full Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee markup of his Transportation Bill. More to come.
We now have 102 cosponsors for H.R. 104!