Congressman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., will receive the 13th annual Waterways Council Inc. Leadership Service Awards on Feb. 12 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Whitfield was elected to Congress in 1994 as the first Republican to represent Kentucky's First Congressional District. He serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the full House Energy and Commerce Committee. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on the Environment and Economy and the Subcommittee on Health.
Whitfield is the original sponsor of "Waterways are Vital for the Economy, Energy, Efficiency, and Environment Act" of 2013, H.R. 1149, with 31 bipartisan cosponsors.
Casey has served Pennsylvania in the Senate since 2007. Casey is a long-time supporter of inland waterways, and original sponsor of the "Reinvesting in Vital Economic Rivers and Waterways Act" of 2013, S. 407, with six bipartisan co-sponsors.