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    Security and Operations at Ports Across the U.S.

    Kurt Nagle talked about port operations and security across the country, and the kinds of imports and exports most commonly handled in U.S. ports. He also responded to telephone calls…

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    Water Resources Infrastructure Projects

    General Michael Walsh, deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, testified on major water resources infrastructure…

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    Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, Part 1

    Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick and Jo-Ellen Darcy testified on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fiscal year 2014 budget request.

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    Freight Transportation System

    Witnesses from FedEx, Norfolk Southern, the South Carolina Ports Authority, Werner Enterprises, and the AFL-CIOtestified on the future of freight transportation.

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    Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, Part 2

    Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick and Jo-Ellen Darcy testified on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fiscal year 2014 budget request.

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    U.S. Infrastructure

    Casey Dinges explained the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 report card on the state of U.S. infrastructure. The group gave the country a “D+,” up from a…

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    Port Maintenance

    Alabama, California and Louisiana Port Authority officials testified about the state of U.S. ports and harbors. They urged Congress to change the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF)…

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    Book Discussion on A Man and His Ship

    Historian Steven Ujifusa recounts the life of naval architect William Francis Gibbs and his creation of the SS United States, a passenger liner that carried more than one million people…

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    The Belle of Louisville

    Linda Harris gave a tour of The Belle of Louisville and talked about her history. Built in 1914, she is the oldest operating Mississippi-style stern-wheeler steamboat in…

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    Book Discussion on Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

    In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic. The ship with 2,209 on-board included passengers such as Major Archibald Butt, close…

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    Book Discussion on Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic: A Centennial Reappraisal

    The Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Of those onboard, 1,496 perished and 712 were saved. To mark this centennial…

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