Monthly Archives: June 2014

HOUSE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR EXIM BANK REAUTHORIZATION

A group of 41 House Republicans has called on the Leadership in the House of Representatives “to expedite consideration of the United States Export Import Bank to ensure job creators . . . have the certainty they need to compete in…

Navy League Opposes Bill To End PL 480 Program

The Navy League of the United States has joined with the USA Maritime Coalition and others in urging the Senate to reject S. 2421, legislation to repeal the PL 480 Food for Peace Program.  The bill, introduced by Senators Bob Corker…

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…

Cong. Duncan Hunter Urges Full FY”15 MSP Funding

The U.S. flag fleet is critical to our military in delivering cargo overseas to our military to ensure proper readiness and sustainment. The Department of Defense (DOD) for well over a decade has relied on MSP-enrolled vessels for sealift of…

Senator Landrieu Pushes Full MSP, Maritime Funding

Protecting the Maritime Industry from Drastic Budget Cuts You know best that our waterways are the gateway to commerce, trade and recreation, and that our Louisiana maritime industry supports more than 54,000 jobs and pumps more than $11.3 billion into…