Maritime Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Commission

May 9, 2017

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, will convene a hearing titled “Maritime Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Commission” at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. This hearing will explore federal maritime policy to guide the reauthorization of two maritime agencies, the U.S. Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Commission. It will also examine the state of the nation’s maritime transportation system and conduct oversight of the U.S. Maritime Administration, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the Federal Maritime Commission.

Witnesses:

- The Honorable Michael Khouri, Acting Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission
- The Honorable Rebecca Dye, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission
- The Honorable Mario Cordero, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission
- Rear Admiral James Helis, United States Maritime Service Superintendent, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- Mr. Joel Szabat, Executive Director, Maritime Administration

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chairman Deb Fischer

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