Understanding Federal emergency flood response

Hurricane Irma’s devastation along Florida’s Gulf Coast and the ongoing flooding problems in Houston have put an unprecedented strain on Federal emergency response. The burden is particularly heavy on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For the third time this week, our colleague Gen...

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Corps of Engineer permitting

What impact will Hurricane Harvey have on permitting decisions from the Army Corps of Engineers?  And what steps will the Corps take to help Houston’s devastated areas? These are two of several crucial issues that our colleague Gen. Don Riley addressed this past weekend on FOX News. ..

A tribute to Ralph Regula

Ralph Regula passed away on July 19. I worked with Ralph for many years while he was Chairman of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. I worked with several Appropriations Chairs during several decades with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and Ralph was easily my favorite...

A Tribute to Maj. Gen. (ret) Jimmy Bates

On March 30, 2017, our friend and colleague Jimmy Bates passed away. Even with his health challenges during the last few years, I had grown accustomed to knowing that Jimmy was always around to provide steady counsel and leadership to us at Dawson & Associates...

“A thousand moral paintings I can show”

With the coming of spring, we’ll take time out from policy analysis to pass along these photos of watercolors recently painted by our colleague Art Williams. Art joined us in 2003 after more than 30 years in the Army Corps of Engineers including 4 years (1992 to 1996) as Commanding General...