Category: MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

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…

General Warns That Loss of MSP Degrades Support for US Troops

Thank you for your letter of July 30 regarding the potential impacts of a Fiscal Year 2014 Continuing Resolution and sequestration on the U.S. Merchant Marine and the Maritime Security Program (MSP). USTRANSCOM relies heavily on the significant capabilities the…

Representatives, Senators Urge Full FY’14 MSP Funding

A bipartisan group of Representatives and Senators has warned that without full funding for the Maritime Security Program, American troops will be at risk, America’s security interests will be weakened, and the American taxpayer will have to pay significantly more…