WTF? Why does the goddamned Senate have to be involved in this?
It's not a question of federal money or subsidies. It's a regulatory issue. The Delta Queen was regulated out of service. It needs to be grandfathered.
One of the reasons for the law for which they are trying to get a federal exemption from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRcTij_ZpFc
There are a long list of other wooden ships that burned with large loss of life including Yarmoth Castle, and Morro Castle.
“Why does the gd senate have to be involved?”
Because the tentacles of government have wrapped around everything we use. I really like going to the john and knowing there’s some federal bureaucrat sitting next to me to ensure I’m flushing with a Washington mandated tank. Mr Trump, make my crapper great again.
They’re just rearranging the deck chairs Doug.
Because it’s involved in interstate commerce.