Hawley Commemorates Third Anniversary of Duck Boat Tragedy at Table Rock Lake

Monday, July 19, 2021

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) commemorated the third anniversary of the 2018 duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake—one of the deadliest boating accidents in U.S. history.

In December 2020, Senator Hawley’s bipartisan Duck Boat Safety Enhancement Act passed the Senate unanimously. In January 2021, Senator Hawley reintroduced the bill, along with cosponsors Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

Senator Hawley said, “Today we remember those who tragically lost their lives three years ago at Table Rock Lake. As we reflect on this entirely preventable accident, we must honor those lost by supporting common-sense legislation to ensure this never happens again. For decades Congress has failed to update safety standards for duck boats and I remain committed to seeing updated standards become law.”

Text for Senator Hawley’s legislation can be found here.