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President Bush signs DHS Appropriations Act

President Bush signed into law the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2006 (H.R. 2360). The legislation is summarized in the Fact Sheet issued by the White House. Among other things, the measure provides $4.8 billion for CBP operations; $5.5 billion for USCG operations; $933 million for the USCG Integrated Deepwater Systems program; and $175 million for port security grants. HK Law


President Bush Waives Jones Act

The White House released a speech by President Bush where he stated that, as part of the government’s efforts to assist in relief from Hurricane Katrina, he has instructed Secretary of Homeland Security Chertoff to temporarily waive the requirement that oil and gasoline be transported from one U.S. port to another via U.S. coastwise-qualified ships. President Bush said in his speech yesterday, “Another challenge we face is that the downed pipelines are causing the need to transport


President Signs SAFE Port Act

President Bush signed into law the Security and Accountability for Every Port (SAFE Port) Act of 2006 (H.R. 4954). Among other things, this bill, also known as the Port Security Improvement Act of 2006, modifies the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program by requiring the prompt issuance of TWIC cards to maritime employees and the initiation of a pilot program for installation and use of card readers


National Maritime Day

Today, May 22, is National Maritime Day, set aside to honor current and former members of the United States Merchant Marine. President Bush issued a Proclamation marking this day. Source: HK Law


Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 Official Text Available

The official text of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 (H.R. 2443) as passed by both the House and the Senate has been posted on the Internet. The measure has not yet been signed by President Bush, but there has been no indication that it will not be signed in due course. Source: HK Law


National Defense Authorization Act Signed into Law

The White House said that President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (H.R. 4986). This is a modified version of the measure that the President refused to sign at the end of 2007. The offending provision, which dealt with lawsuits for Iraqi war crimes, was materially changed. Other provisions, including those relating to operations of the Maritime Administration (MarAd) and various changes to the recent codification of Title 46


Supplemental Budget Request

The White House issued a News Release


VADM Thad Allen to be Nominated as USCG Commandant

President Bush intends to nominate Vice Admiral Thad Allen to serve as the next Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. As noted in the Statement issued by Secretary Chertoff, if confirmed, VADM Allen will relieve the current Commandant, Admiral Thomas H. Collins (USCGA Class of 1968), when he retires in May. Source: HK Law


USA PATRIOT Act Extension Signed

The White House issued a News Release stating that President Bush signed into law the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199). Among other things, this legislation has an entire title devoted to reducing crime and terrorism at America’s seaports. Source: HK Law


New Administrator for Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

The White House issued a news release stating that President Bush intends to nominate Collister Johnson, Jr. to be Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. source: HK Law


Maritime Pollution Prevention Act Signed into Law

President Bush has signed into law the Maritime Pollution Prevention Act of 2008 (H.R. 802). This law implements for the United States Annex VI to the MARPOL Convention (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a news release discussing the new


MARAD – War Risk Insurance

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that President Bush approved provision of vessel war risk insurance for trade by eligible vessels in the Black Sea.  73 Fed. Reg. 76096  (December 15, 2008). (Source: Holland &


$30m for Washington State Port Security

April 8, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state ports will receive $30.3m for port security efforts across the state this year. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to state ports, will go toward infrastructure security improvements including chemical


NOL Group Board of Directors Appointments

Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) announced the appointment of international business figure Robert J. Herbold to the company’s Board of Directors, effective 1 February 2010. From 1994 to 2001, Herbold was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Corporation


Navy Divers Recognized for Minneapolis Bridge Relief Efforts

Navy Diver 1st Class Joshua Harsh attached to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., prepares to leave the surface on a salvage dive in the Mississippi River. MDSU-2 is assisting other federal, state


Ports Push for Override of Water Projects Veto

As expected, President Bush vetoed the 2007 Water Resources Development Act (HR 1495), which would authorize critically needed legislation to advance water resources projects throughout the United States, including those that would improve navigation, repair hurricane damage


Great Lakes Urge Override of Vetoed Water Bill

The Great Lakes shipping industry is calling on Congress to override President Bush's veto of legislation that will accelerate dredging and authorize construction of a second Poe-sized Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. These provisions and others benefitting the Lakes are included in the Water


President Bush Vetoes WRDA bill

The White House issued a statement from President Bush saying that he has vetoed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), contending that the measure was not fiscally responsible. The measure now goes back to Congress where an attempt will be made to override the veto. [Source: HK Law]


Bush Signs Defense Bill, Includes $2.8B for Aircraft Carrier

President Bush signed a defense spending bill that includes money for the Gerald Ford aircraft carrier construction in Newport News and advance funding aimed at speeding up submarine construction. The annual defense appropriations bill, which totals about $460b, includes about $2


Navy’s Shipbuilding Budget Increased

The Navy will enjoy its biggest shipbuilding budget surge since the end of the Cold War — including money to speed production of submarines — under a $459.3b defense spending bill that President Bush recently signed into law. The Pentagon spending bill for the fiscal year that began Oct


President Bush signs Marine Highway Legislation

On Dec. 19, 2007, President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which contains provisions establishing a formal marine highway program within the federal government. Under the new law, marine highway or "short sea" transportation refers to the


Carrier's Namesake Tests Catapult

Former President George H.W. Bush, prepares to signal the launch of two "dead loads" off the flight deck of the Precommissioning Unit (PCU) George H. W. Bush's (CVN 77). "Dead Load" launches test the ship's catapult systems ability to launch aircraft


FY '09 Budget includes eLORAN

President Bush forwarded to Congress the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2009 and related documents. Among other things, the Budget documents note enhanced LORAN (eLORAN) has been identified as the primary candidate as the national backup system for position, navigation


President Bush Presents MSC Executive Director with Civil Service Award

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Richard S. Haynes, executive director of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, was recognized by President Bush at an afternoon ceremony at the White House. Haynes and 45 other Senior Executives Service members received the nation’s highest civil service award ­- the 2007


George H.W. Bush Visits USS Ashland

The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrives at the Marathi NATO Pier Facility for a routine port visit. Ashland is homeported at Navy Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. and is deployed supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mandy Hunsucker, Expeditionary Strike Group Public Affairs Former President George H.W. Bush visited the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to say thank you for the crew's service, June 15.






 
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