American Maritime Officer: April 2021

Bipartisan Energizing American Shipbuilding Act reintroduced in both House and Senate

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Robert Casey, Jr. (D-PA) have reintroduced the "Energizing American Shipbuilding Act."

This bipartisan and bicameral legislation would recapitalize America's strategic domestic shipbuilding and maritime industries by requiring that increasing percentages of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and crude oil exports be transported on U.S.-built, flagged and crewed vessels. Without this legislation, all U.S. exports of LNG and crude oil will continue to be on foreign vessels.

The bill's original cosponsors in the House of Representatives are Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Elaine Luria (D-VA).

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