Category: MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

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…

Administration’s Budget Reaffirms Support For Maritime Security Program

The Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal calls on Congress to appropriate $186 million for the Maritime Security Program, the amount authorized by the Congress to fully fund this Program. The $186 million will ensure the continued operation of the…

Cong. Duncan Hunter Urges Full FY”15 MSP Funding

The U.S. flag fleet is critical to our military in delivering cargo overseas to our military to ensure proper readiness and sustainment. The Department of Defense (DOD) for well over a decade has relied on MSP-enrolled vessels for sealift of…

Senator Landrieu Pushes Full MSP, Maritime Funding

Protecting the Maritime Industry from Drastic Budget Cuts You know best that our waterways are the gateway to commerce, trade and recreation, and that our Louisiana maritime industry supports more than 54,000 jobs and pumps more than $11.3 billion into…