Holiday Edition – Last of the Year!

COUNTDOWNS: NFIP Expiration (51 days) Government Shutdown (51 days) New Congress (15 days) The extension’s extension was correctly predicted, and by Friday a continuing resolution will have been passed extending funding for Federal agencies through February 8th and reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program. Congress, Climate Change, and the Coasts – If you’re climate aware,…

NFIP Extended and Government Shutdown Averted for Two Weeks Until Dec. 21st, Green New Deal, Carbon Emissions

COUNTDOWNS: NFIP Expiration (14 days) Government Shutdown (14 days) New Congress (27 days) The House and Senate have passed HJRES 143 by voice vote, which now awaits the President’s signature. If signed, the National Flood Insurance Program will be extended  until December 21st and the government shutdown set to begin tomorrow will have been averted.…

NFIP Expires Tomorrow, Congress Speaks Out Against Trump on National Climate Report, Civil Works Shore Protection, FEMA Bonus

COUNTDOWNS: NFIP Expiration (1 days) Government Shutdown (8 days) The National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization bill S. 3628, was hotlined at 5:30 this evening requesting that the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration, read the bill a third time, and pass it. The NFIP expires tomorrow. Members of Congress have had enough with this Administration’s…

It’s Time to Bring Back Earmarks 

It’s Time to Bring Back Earmarks  by Howard Marlowe  YesOnly for the CorpsVote It has been nearly eight years since Congress gave away control over spending.  Next January when the new House of Representatives meets to adopt its rules, it can correct that mistake by striking its “temporary” ban on congressionally-directed-funding, or earmarks.  Since 2008, Congress has only once passed a few funding bills on time, and…

CYBER MONDAY DEALS, Work Plan Details, Trump Ignores Climate Report, New Coastal Bills

COUNTDOWNS: NFIP Expiration (4 days) Government Shutdown (11 days)   The Work Plan is OUT!!! Click Here to view it. Here are this year’s totals:   FY2019 Work Plan Totals Investigations $125,000,000 Construction $2,351,396,840 Operation & Maintenance $3,739,500,000 FUSRAP $150,000,000 Mississippi River & Tributaries $368,000,000 Grant Total $6,733,896,840   Click Here for our table of…

Work Plan is OUT!!! National Coastal Resilience Fund + New Coastal Bills

COUNTDOWNS: NFIP Expiration (9 days) Government Shutdown (16 days)   The Work Plan is OUT!!! Click Here to view it. Here are this year’s totals: FY2019 Work Plan Totals Investigations $125,000,000 Construction $2,351,396,840 Operation & Maintenance $3,739,500,000 FUSRAP $150,000,000 Mississippi River & Tributaries $368,000,000 Grand Total $6,733,896,840   Click Here for our table of beach…

WaterLog Update (11/13): Corps Deferred Maintenance, Recovery from Michael, Mount St. Helens, Zillow?, Pacific Islands, Ike Dike

COUNTDOWNS: USACE Work Plan (6 Days) NFIP Expiration (16 days) Government Shutdown (23 Days)  (As of 11/14/18 at 6:00PM) The Government Accountability Office said in a report last Wednesday that the Corps currently lacks indicators of deferred maintenance, which prevents it from executing project maintenance on schedule. The study was called for by ‘persistent schedule…