Category: MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

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…

BIPARTISAN HOUSE COALITION URGES FULL FY’15 MSP FUNDING

A bipartisan group of 60 Representatives has urged their colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to fully fund the Maritime Security Program at its authorized level of $186 million for FY’15.  The effort was led by Congressman Buck McKeon (R-CA) and…

Administration Supports Full FY’2015 Funding for MSP

The Obama Administration’s budget proposal includes the full $186 million for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) needed to ensure the continued operation of the 60-ship U.S.-flag maritime security fleet for fiscal year 2015. In its message to Congress, the Administration…

AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department Calls for Full MSP Funding

Since its establishment in 1996. the Maritime Security Program (MSP) has been critically important to our U.S. flag fleet, its workforce and our nation’s defense readiness. MSP is a shining example of a federal program that promotes our national security,…

A Strong United States-Flag Merchant Marine is Vital for National Defense

Sealift Delivers 90% of All Equipment and Supplies for U.S. Forces “Sealift … has been responsible for delivering over 90 percent of all cargo to Afghanistan and Iraq.” General Duncan McNabb, Commander, USTRANSCOM, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, April…

BREAKING NEWS!

The legislation signed early this morning by President Obama to reopen and fund the Federal government through January 15, 2014, also contains a funding provision for the Maritime Security Program that was strongly supported by the U.S.-flag maritime industry.  The…