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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1486 - Maritime Administration (MARAD) FY 1990 Authorization

April 20, 1989

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(House Rules)
(Jones (D) North Carolina and 8 others)

The Admiriistration opposes enactment of H.R. 1486 unless it is amended to:

  • authorize FY 1990 appropriations for MARAD of (1) $533,450,000 if the Operating Differential Subsidy (ODS) program is not reformed or (2) $543,580,000 if ODS reform legislation is enacted, instead of $560,630,000;

  • delete the separate $2,250,000 appropriation authorization for vessel design and shipyard studies;

  • discontinue new Student Incentive Payment Program agreements beginning in FY 1990;

  • condition Federal assistance to State Maritime Academies on a requirement that their merchant marine officer graduates pass the U.S. Coast Guard examination for a merchant marine officer license and accept appointments in Reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces;

  • delete the requirement for another study of training ships and the prohibition on making any changes in shipboard training programs at State maritime academies until the study is completed;

  • delete restrictions on contracting out activities related to National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) vessels;

  • fully reflect the provisions of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Departments of Transportation and Defense regarding the uses of NDRF vessels and the respective responsibilities of the Departments; and

  • delete the requirement that the MARAD Administrator designate a university-based National Ports and Waterways Institute.

George Bush, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1486 - Maritime Administration (MARAD) FY 1990 Authorization Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/328006