Today the Senate confirmed AGC-backed nominee R.D. James – a 30-year veteran of the federal Mississippi River Commission – for Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. During his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, James received bipartisan praise. James is now the top official responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, making sure waterways and ports remain navigable. He will also be a key voice in shaping the administration’s policies on the Waters of the United States rule, a rule that determines which bodies of water fall under federal regulations.
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