Monthly Archives: April 2013

USA Maritime Rebuts Charges Against US Shipping and Food Aid

WASHINGTON, DC — USA Maritime Chairman James L. Henry today issued the following statement to correct reports about the efficacy of the U.S. Merchant Marine in delivering U.S. food aid and to comment on the detrimental effects of proposed changes…

Support Food for Peace

USA Maritime, a coalition of American maritime labor unions and U.S.-flag shipping companies, strongly opposes the Administration’s proposal to replace the time-tested Food for Peace (PL 480) Program with a cash-based system (the “Emergency Food Security Program” or EFSP) that…

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Letter to President Obama on PL 480

I write today to express my concern over your Administration’s latest proposals to change the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food for Peace Program, also known as Public Law 480, away from in-kind food assistance. Although I support the United States’…