Category: USA MARITIME NEWS

Support Full FY’17 and FY’18 Funding for the Maritime Security Program

To support the full $299.997 million Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations and the full $300 million Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) as authorized by Congress in P.L. 114-113. In authorizing these amounts and thereby reaffirming strong support for…

USA Maritime Letter to President Trump

The United States has been a leader in alleviating hunger around the world for more than 60 years. Through a variety of programs under the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Americans have been helping to…

Remembering the El Faro Through Service

Mike Holland, a 2012 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, was one of the 33 mariners lost in the sinking of the con/ro El Faro last fall. Over the course of the year since Mike’s passing, his mother, Deb Roberts, has…

Outdated infrastructure poses national security risk

President-elect Donald J. Trump has rightfully brought infrastructure modernization to the top of our national to-do list. While many Americans focus on the economic benefits of enhancing our infrastructure, there is another important advantage: our enhanced national security. Mr. Trump’s…

Congressman Garamendi Introduces the Energizing American Maritime Act

Congressman Garamendi Introduces the Energizing American Maritime Act, with Strong Support from the Domestic Maritime Industry WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, introduced H.R….

Statement on the Announcement of Elaine Chao as the Sec. of Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2016   Statement on the Announcement of Elaine Chao as the Secretary of Transportation The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association and the International Organization of Masters Mates & Pilots congratulate Elaine Chao on her nomination by…

SIU Applauds Choice of Elaine Chao for DOT

The Seafarers International Union has warmly welcomed the news that President-Elect Donald Trump has named Elaine L. Chao to be the next United States Secretary of Transportation. Chao, who most recently served as Secretary of Labor under President George W….

AEI Letter re US Food Aid Costly Problem Publication

We write in response to the November 2, 2016 American Enterprise Institute publication “US Food aid’s costly problem: Why it’s time to eliminate cargo preference,” authored by Montana State University Professor Vincent H. Smith and his assistant Ryan Nabil. The…

EX-IM BANK IS A CRITICAL FOR THE U.S.-FLAG FLEET: CONGRESS MUST ACT!

It will take you about 10 seconds to urge your representatives in Congress to restore a major source of cargo to the American Merchant Marine. Please go now to http://tinyurl.com/CargoNeeded The U.S Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) supports millions of U.S….