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New bill now also introduced in the Senate

Jul 9, 2015

A new bill in favor of the Delta Queen has now been introduces in the US Senate after the same bill has been introduced to the House of Representatives in March 2015.

It is “a bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials.”

This in fact will help allow the historic steamboat DELTA QUEEN to be returned to the inland rivers of America, if passed both in the Senate and House. highly recommends contacting your Representatives and Senators by e-mail, phone, letter or personally in their local offices to encourage them sponsoring or at least supporting the bill.

In the Senate, the bill with the number “S.1717” is sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) with five co-sponsors as of July 7th:  Sen. John Boozman (AR), Sen. Tom Cotton (AR), Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO), Sen. Rob Portman (OH) and Sen. David Vitter (LA)

Bill no. “H.R. 1248” in the House of Representatives is sponsored by Steve Chabot (OH) with so far 16 co-sponsors: Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO), Rep. Steve Cohen (TN),  Rep. Eric A. Crawford (AR), Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH), Rep. Bill Johnson (OH), Rep. David P. Joyce 8OH), Rep Robert E. Latta,  Rep. Thomas Massie (KY), Rep. David B. McKinley (WV),  Rep. James B. Renacci (OH), Rep. Steve Stivers (OH), Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi (OH), Rep Michael R. Turner (OH), Rep. Brad R. Wenstrup (OH), Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY) and Rep. Todd C. Young (IN).

In case you’ve never been on the Delta Queen or want to show your Senators and Representatives what this is all about, please check out our comprehensive compilation of interactive, panoramic pictures of the Delta Queen – it feels almost like you’re there …

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