On February 24, 2010 in Washington, D.C., Senator Chuck Grassley, a principal leader in the effort to get the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) authorized in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007, received Waterways Council, Inc.’s 9th Annual Leadership Service Award. Senator Grassley received the award for his steadfast commitment to our Nation’s critically important waterways and port system.
Senator Grassley is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, serving as its Ranking Member; the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, as the only working family farmer serving on the Committee. He is also a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Shown here in the photo below (and attached): Senator Grassley (second from left) receives the Waterways Council, Inc. Leadership Service Award from (left to right) Rick Calhoun (Chairman, Waterways Council, Inc.); Cornel Martin (President & CEO, Waterways Council, Inc.) and Rick Tolman (CEO, National Corn Growers Association, and member of Waterways Councilâ€™s Board of Directors).
Waterways Council, Inc. is the national public policy organization advocating a modern and well-maintained national system of ports and inland waterways. The group is supported by waterways carriers, shippers, port authorities, shipping associations and waterways advocacy groups from all regions of the country.