Category: USA MARITIME NEWS

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK: A GOOD DEAL FOR THE TAXPAYER

A report released by the Export-Import Bank Coalition concludes that “The Ex-Im Bank makes money for the U.S. taxpayer.”  The report, shows that when based on the major indicators of financial risk, the loans and guarantees issued by the Ex-Im…

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…

Bipartisan Legislation Recognizes Role of WWII Merchant Mariners

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Democratic Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA) and Republican Congressman John Duncan (TN) would provide long-overdue recognition for American merchant mariners who served our nation during World War II. Their legislation, the Honoring Our…

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…

Bill Introduced To Extend Export-Import Bank

Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN) and 57 of his Republican colleagues have introduced the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act (HR 597), legislation to reauthorize and reform the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The mission of the…

Congressman John Garamendi To Be Honored By National Propeller Club

In recognition of his vigorous advocacy for the U.S. maritime industry, the Propeller Club of the United States has selected Congressman John Garamendi as this year’s recipient of its prestigious Salute to Congress award.  The Propeller Club of the United…

Congress Reaffirms Support for Jones Act

Calls Industry Vital to “National Security and Economic Vitality” The United States Congress last week enacted the strongest statement of support for the Jones Act and the American domestic maritime industry since the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. The measure…

USA Maritime Rebuts USA TODAY Food Aid Article

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 and factually inaccurate presentation of the Food for Peace program…

Union Crews Honored for Syrian Weapons Neutralization Mission

Portsmouth Vessel and Crew Receive Awards for Syrian Weapons Neutralization Mission NORFOLK, Va. – U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen today presented Merchant Marine Medals for Outstanding Achievement and the Professional Ship Award to the officers, crew…