Navy League Responds to Washington Post Editorial

To the Editorial Board of The Washington Post: We write with respect “How to get more out of the dollars Americans spend helping the world’s hungry” printed on April 23rd. We believe that the Board has not considered the other…

SENATORS JOIN FIGHT FOR FULL MSP FUNDING

A bipartisan group of United States Senators has called on the Senate Appropriations Committee to approve full Fiscal Year 2018 funding for the Maritime Security Program (MSP).  The Senators, led by Seapower Subcommittee Chairman Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), urges full…

MARITIME-AGRICULTURE COALITION CALLS FOR FOOD AID FUNDING

A large coalition of maritime and agricultural organizations has expressed “support for continuing at least current levels of funding for the Food for Peace and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Programs in FY’18.”The more than 70 organizations…

KEY CONGRESSMEN URGE FULL MSP FUNDING

A bipartisan group of 76 Members of the House of Representatives have urged their colleagues to approve full funding for the Maritime Security Program in Fiscal Year 2018.  The effort, led by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House…

MARAD: DECLINING U.S.-FLAG FLEET THREATENS DEFENSE SEALIFT

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) implements programs that promote the economic competitiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the U.S. maritime transportation system and ensures sealift capability and capacity is available to support the national and economic security needs of the Nation.  READ…

SENATORS FIGHT TO KEEP PL 480 PROGRAM

A bipartisan group of 30 United States Senators has called on the Trump Administration to fully support the PL 480 program, calling the Program “a critical foreign policy tool.”  The text of the letter from the Senators to the Administration…

Cong. John Garamendi Calls For Action to Bolster Maritime Industry

Op-Ed in Honor of the Maritime Industry Congressional Sail-In By Congressman John Garamendi Ranking Member, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee February 28, 2017 The United States is the world’s commercial superpower. We are the largest importer and second largest…

Support S.168 The Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (CVIDA)

CVIDA is urgently needed to prevent disruption of maritime commerce and the maritime workforce, which serve such key U.S. industries as energy, agriculture, and manufacturing by transporting raw materials, commodities, and finished consumer products. S.168, introduced by Sens. Roger Wicker…

Support U.S.-Flag Cargo Preference Requirements

Since 2009, privately-owned US-flag commercial vessels and their civilian US citizen crews have transported more than 90% of the sustainment cargo needed to support US military operations and rebuilding programs in Iraq and Afghanistan. A 2006 report prepared for the National Defense Transportation Association…