Fund the Maritime Security Program at the $300M level authorized by Congress.
Protect the Jones Act from Legislative Changes.
Fund maritime academy training & ops., including $300M for one NSMV training ship.
Ensure the Administration enforces Cargo Preference Laws via strong rulemaking and reject changes for Food Aid Cargo.
Enact Commercial Cargo Preference for a percentage of U.S. gas and oil exports.
Support the Department of Transportation’s Marine Highway initiatives that would transport more freight cargo in national waterways and exempts waterborne cargo, shipped between U.S. ports from the Harbor Maintenance Tax
Provide funding for the Title XI Ship Financing Program of at least $25-35M/year.