Missouri’s junior senator says he has no explanation on why Congress has not approved his bipartisan duck boat bill yet. Senator Josh Hawley’s bill would require duck boats to remove canopies and would require amphibious passenger vessels to be equipped to stay afloat in the event of flooding:
Last week was the third anniversary of the 2018 duck boat tragedy on southwest Missouri’s Table Rock Lake. 17 of the 31 people aboard died. Criminal charges have been filed against three Ride the Ducks Branson employees. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says the boat entered the lake during a severe thunderstorm warning.