Category: MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

HOUSE HEARING: U.S-FLAG SHIPPING KEY TO NATIONAL SECURITY

The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Foreign Agriculture and the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee held a joint hearing on November 17th to “explore the interaction of food aid shipping and military sealift capacity, particularly that provided by the…

Maritime Labor Supports Crude Exports, H.R. 702

With new and growing national security threats around the world – from Russia to Iran – it’s crucial that Congress continues to support policies that promote the use and trade of U.S. goods and services.  This is vital not only…

HOUSE GIVES RESOUNDING APPROVAL TO MSP FUNDING INCREASE

In an overwhelming show of support for the Maritime Security Program, the House of Representatives voted on October 9th to authorize an increase in funding levels for MSP beginning in Fiscal Year 2017.  The 306 – 109 vote came in…

USA MARITIME TO CONGRESS: PASS ENERGY SECURITY/MSP BILL

In a letter to the House of Representatives, the U.S.-flag shipping companies, maritime labor unions and maritime associations that belong to the USA Maritime coalition have expressed strong support for H.R. 702, legislation that would lift the ban on crude…

ENERGY SECURITY BILL BOOSTS MSP PROGRAM

Section 6 of HR 702, legislation that removes restrictions on the export of crude oil, will further strengthen America’s military security by enhancing the Maritime Security Program (MSP).  Section 6 (National Defense Sealift Enhancement) responds to the factors that threaten…

SUPPORT GROWS FOR GREATER MSP FUNDING

Our Nation’s military readiness and the security of American troops stationed overseas are directly dependent on our commercial sealift capability and the ability of the Department of Defense to respond quickly and effectively to international incidents. Without the requisite number of U.S.-flag…

Maritime Americans: Vital to the future of our country

NAVY LEAGUE: No industry has been more vital to the success of our country than America’s maritime industry. Our industry provides jobs for hundreds of thousands of Maritime Americans in every corner of our nation—from longshoremen in ports along our…

Senators Urge Full MSP Funding

A bipartisan group of US Senators is urging their colleagues to approve full funding for the Maritime Security Program for Fiscal Year 2016. The Senators, led by Republican Senator Roger Wicker and Democratic Senator Cory Booker, warn that without full…

Defense Committee Leadership: Support MSP Funding

The Chairman and Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Armed Services have urged their colleagues to support full funding in FY’16 for the Maritime Security Program.  Demonstrating the broad bipartisan support for MSP, Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and…