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DCA hosts successful week of meetings in Washington, DC

Posted on December 10, 2023

The Dredging Contractors of America had a successful week of board and membership meetings with industry guests and speakers.

Hitting on all cylinders, the roundtables included:

  • Major General Butch Graham, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General / Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations
  • Aaron Smith CEO of Offshore Marine Service Association
  • CEO of Navy League of the United States, Mike Stevens
  • Drue Pearce, Alaska expert with Holland & Hart LLP
  • Our American Maritime Partnership (AMP) reps, Mark Ruge and Ellie Marie Stuart
  • Guests from Norfolk Dredging and Orion Marine Group
  • The American Association of Port Authorities
  • strong maritime industry supporter Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana— the “Congressional office of the Jones Act.”

Congressman Rick Larssen of Washington, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee sat down with DCA members and Maritime Labor’s MEBA, AMO-SIU, MM&P and the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department to discuss the Jones Act, shipbuilding, national security and dredging.


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