Category: MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

SENATORS JOIN FIGHT FOR FULL MSP FUNDING

A bipartisan group of United States Senators has called on the Senate Appropriations Committee to approve full Fiscal Year 2018 funding for the Maritime Security Program (MSP).  The Senators, led by Seapower Subcommittee Chairman Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), urges full…

KEY CONGRESSMEN URGE FULL MSP FUNDING

A bipartisan group of 76 Members of the House of Representatives have urged their colleagues to approve full funding for the Maritime Security Program in Fiscal Year 2018.  The effort, led by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House…

MARAD: DECLINING U.S.-FLAG FLEET THREATENS DEFENSE SEALIFT

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) implements programs that promote the economic competitiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the U.S. maritime transportation system and ensures sealift capability and capacity is available to support the national and economic security needs of the Nation.  READ…

Support Full FY’17 and FY’18 Funding for the Maritime Security Program

To support the full $299.997 million Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations and the full $300 million Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) as authorized by Congress in P.L. 114-113. In authorizing these amounts and thereby reaffirming strong support for…

Keeping the Maritime Security Program Funded Should be a No Brainer

These days, there’s nothing shocking about partisan hostility hindering Congress. It’s practically become the new norm. But when lawmakers are able to set aside their differences and work together, great things can happen. The Maritime Security Program (MSP) is a…

BIPARTISAN HOUSE, SENATE COALITIONS FIGHT FOR FULL MSP FUNDING

A bipartisan coalition of 85 Members of the House of Representatives and 16 Senators has called on their respective Appropriations Committees to provide Fiscal Year 2017 funding for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) at its fully authorized Congressional amount.  As contained…

TRANSCOM COMMANDER GENERAL DARREN McDEW WARNS

” the only way of guaranteeing we decisively meet our national objectives is with U.S. ships operated by U.S. mariners.” TWENTY-FIVE years ago today the United States completed the largest deployment of combat power since World War II. That effort…

BREAKING NEWS: CONGRESS APPROVES GREATER FUNDING FOR MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

The House of Representatives and Senate have each passed, and the President has signed, omnibus appropriations legislation that includes much needed and significant new funding levels for the Maritime Security Program.  In the short term, the omnibus legislation increases MSP…

REPORT WARNS OF THREAT TO US FROM GROWING CHINESE FLEET

A new report prepared by political scientist Dr. Patrick Bratton and seapower historian U.S. Naval Captain (Ret.) Carl Shuster warns that the growth of the Chinese maritime fleet coupled with the decline in the U.S.-flag fleet poses severe risks to…