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Measure to help restart Alaska cruises passes Senate

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent S. 593, the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act (ATRA), sponsored by Alaska’s two U.S. senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. The bill provides a way

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Bipartisan measure seeks $25 billion boost for shipyards supporting Navy fleet

With infrastructure spending on the agenda in Washington, D.C., a bipartisan group of legislators has introduced a measure aiming to provide $25 billion to make investments needed to optimize, improve, and rebuild

Biden administration to seek funding for fifth NSMV

As Congress starts in on its annual appropriations process, the Office of Management and Budget has released a preliminary discretionary request that signals some of what will be in the Biden administration’s

Senators reintroduce Great Lakes icebreaker bill

Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) are reintroducing the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to codify the U.S. Coast Guard’s icebreaking

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Senate overrides Trump NDAA veto

For the U.S. maritime industry, the 2020 legislative year did not end until January 1, 2021. That’s when the Senate held a session at which it completed, by a vote of 81

Houses passes amendment reinforcing Jones Act requirements for offshore renewables

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) to the “Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act” (H.R. 4447) that clarifies that the Outer Continental Shelf Lands