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Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-25-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By Mike Washenko
ACL Lobby Update

The 3rd quarter 2017 lobby report was filed by Blank Rome earlier this week. It's showing they received another $30,000 from ACL to work on HR 619.

This brings the grand total since 2013 to...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 08-30-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mike Washenko
For the brief time I spent talking with him I was...

For the brief time I spent talking with him I was impressed. He's also a good friend of Cornel.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 08-27-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mike Washenko
Again I'm remiss in following up but finally here...

Again I'm remiss in following up but finally here goes.

I did further checking on lobby activity on HR 619 and could not find anything other than ACL for 2017. I didn't check any further back as...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 08-03-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mike Washenko
Dale, I did check for the AQ last year when...

Dale,

I did check for the AQ last year when I first started tracking. I could not find any lobby activity by them on the exemption bills. At last years S & D meeting I spoke with one of the...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-28-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mike Washenko
ACL Lobby Update

Sorry I've been neglectful in posting on this site. Counting the $30,000 ACL paid in the 2nd quarter 2017 they've reached the half a million dollar mark in their effort since 2013 to stop the DQ...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-28-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,015
Posted By Mike Washenko
We are now up to 36 co-sponsored but still no...

We are now up to 36 co-sponsored but still no sign of movement in committee. With all the other happenings going on hopefully we'll see something in September when they get back from recess.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-19-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By Mike Washenko
Might do some good to mention the fate of the DK...

Might do some good to mention the fate of the DK and that the DQ should not end up like the King.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-05-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By Mike Washenko
That's great, it would be nice to have a...

That's great, it would be nice to have a co-sponsor from that far west.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 02-10-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By Mike Washenko
Cincinnati NPR Radio

Yesterday NPR in Cincinnati did a great interview with Capt. Don Sanders and Phil Johnson regarding the Queen.

If you weren't able to listen live here's the link to the podcast, I hope it comes...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 01-12-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By Mike Washenko
One minor correction. The bill passed the Senate...

One minor correction. The bill passed the Senate Transportation Committee last year. Neither the full Senate nor the House took up the bill.

The House passed a similar but somewhat different bill...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 01-07-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,847
Posted By Mike Washenko
True story. When the Port of Call restaurant...

True story.
When the Port of Call restaurant was getting ready to open in Kimmswick some of the things they wanted for display were the Greene family pictures from the Betty Blake lounge. They went...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 01-01-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,847
Posted By Mike Washenko
I don't think cutting her up would ever be...

I don't think cutting her up would ever be considered, besides Ma Greene would never let it happen.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-22-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By Mike Washenko
I'm pretty sure that ACL is now just paying a...

I'm pretty sure that ACL is now just paying a quarterly fee for them to keep track of any potential attachments and work against it. Blank Rome probably is getting word from someone's Congressional...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-20-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By Mike Washenko
ACL Lobby Activity 3rd Quarter 2016

Blank Rome filed their report for the 3rd quarter today showing they received an additional $30,000 income from ACL, I noted they were down to two lobbyists from the five used in the 2nd quarter and...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 10-16-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mike Washenko
There's also a link in the story to send a...

There's also a link in the story to send a message to your Senators and Representative asking for there support on the 2 bills.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-27-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mike Washenko
They're trying to fund the government for the...

They're trying to fund the government for the next fiscal year, nothing else is going to get accomplished until they do it.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-07-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mike Washenko
More Cosponsors for HR 1248

Great news HR 1248 has picked up 2 more cosponsors. Many thanks to our friends in Arkansas for getting Rep Bruce Westerman on board and a very big THANK YOU to Frank Prudent for convincing Rep Mark...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-21-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mike Washenko
ACL Lobby Activity Update

Blank Rome filed their report for the 2nd quarter yesterday showing they received an additional $30,000 income from ACL, it was interesting to note that some major changes happened during the quarter...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-10-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mike Washenko
We need all our supporters to contact McConnell...

We need all our supporters to contact McConnell and ask him to move the bill to the floor for a vote. Folks from Kentucky should have the most influence.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-07-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By Mike Washenko
HR 1248 Update

More good news, just got word that Rep Bennie Thompson (D) Mississippi has signed on as a cosponsor. More bi-partisan support is just what we need and that brings the total cosponsors to 22.
...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 07-06-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 966
Posted By Mike Washenko
Losing my mind

HELP!!

Yesterday I read a post on one of the message boards about another cruise company that Charlie Robertson owns running down in Florida. Now I can't find the darn post to add that company...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-05-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By Mike Washenko
I`ll agree to the DQ having that.

I`ll agree to the DQ having that.
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 06-30-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By Mike Washenko
I wanted to add more to the great news on the...

I wanted to add more to the great news on the passage and what we still need.

S. 1717 was approved as part of a package of several agenda items in one voice vote, the motion was made by Senator...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 06-26-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mike Washenko
New DQ news story

For those of you not on Facebook, there was a newspaper article link posted on June 23rd. The article includes a good video tour of the boat as well.

Here's the link:

Delta Queen steamboat...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 06-14-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,567
Posted By Mike Washenko
I agree with you all 110% that Congress and the...

I agree with you all 110% that Congress and the democratic process is broken except when something big happens. Then they can get together and push a bill through faster than you can blink. It's not...
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