Monthly Archives: April 2014

SIU: Congressman Byrne Backs Maritime Industry

  Vibrant Maritime Economy Means Alabama Jobs U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Alabama) has posted the following column. Access it on his website by clicking HERE “Whoever rules the waves rules the world.” Alfred Thayer Mahan, an American naval strategist and…

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…

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…