Read about Congressman Palazzo leading 19 Representatives in a bipartisan Jones Act letter to the President, Coast Guard guidance on backlogs at the National Vessel Documentation Center and more in this edition of the AWO Letter .
On March 25, AWO Executive Vice President & COO Jennifer Carpenter participated on a Brookings Institute panel on Securing maritime commerce: The U.S. strategic outlook alongside Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), US Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Admiral Daniel B. Abel and Army Corps of Engineer Chief of Engineers and Commanding General Lieutenant General Todd Semonite. Topics included the importance of the maritime industry to commerce, waterways infrastructure, the maritime industry’s environmental sustainability, and the Jones Act.
AWO Testifies Before Congress on State of the Maritime Industry
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the American Waterways Operators testified before two congressional committees on the state of the American maritime industry. Tom Allegretti, President & CEO, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee while across the Capitol, Jennifer Carpenter, Executive Vice President & COO, appeared before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.