Senate votes R.D. James to lead Army Corps of Engineers

Last week, the Senate confirmed the nomination of R.D. James to lead the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) by a vote of 89 to 1. James’ appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (head of the ACOE) will provide the necessary guidance to manage the nation’s waterways, improve efficiencies in the permitting process and ensure robust access for boaters.

“This critical agency controls access to the majority of lakes and waterways for America's 12 million recreational boaters,” noted Thom Dammrich, president, NMMA. “We look forward to working with James on waterway access and other important industry issues in the coming months and years.”