Category: FOOD AID

Coalition Member Responds to Seattle Times

Transportation Institute Director of Operations, Rich Berkowitz, has responded to an editorial in the Seattle Times attacking food aid and U.S.-flag shipping requirements.  The response from Mr. Berkowitz follows:   As an admirer of travel author Rick Steves and his…

USA Maritime:  Oppose Repeal of PL 480

The USA Maritime Coalition has come out in strong opposition to legislation (S. 2421) introduced by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Chris Coons (D-DE) that would repeal the PL 480 Food-for-Peace Program.  In its place, the legislation would create a new…

USA Maritime responds to NY Times

USA Maritime members are the internationally trading United States flag carriers, labor unions, and associations that compose today’s deep water U.S. Merchant Marine. We were disappointed to see the one-sided “Provision Could Limit U.S. Food Aid” in the September 25th…

Cong. Janice Hahn: Keep Food for Peace in It’s Current Form

I write today to affirm my strong support for the continuation of the “Food for Peace” program created by Public Law 480 in its current form, and ask that you fund the program at $2.3 billion, in Fiscal Year 2015…

BREAKING NEWS: HOUSE VOTES TO RESTORE, STRENGTHEN CARGO PREFERENCE

The House of Representatives on April 1 adopted legislation that would restore and strengthen U.S.-flag cargo preference shipping requirements.  The provisions, sponsored by Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and John Garamendi (D-CA), are included in HR 4005, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation…

Administration’s Food Aid Proposal Opposed

USA Maritime to Members of Congress: we oppose the latest attempt by the Administration to divert food aid funds to cash aid under the PL 480 Food for Peace program.DC-_752926-v1-USA_Maritime_Letter_re_PL_480_Budget_-_Stabenow

Opinion: Congress Approves Common-Sense Food Aid Reforms

Last April, the future of America’s premier international food aid program, Food for Peace (PL 480 Title II), was thrown into doubt when the Obama Administration proposed transferring 85 percent of its budget to disaster relief accounts for buying food…