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Maritime Transportation Is On Senate Subcommittee Agenda

Rep. Don Young (R-Ark.) has taken over the helm of the House Transporta- tion & Infrastructure Committee, after chairing the Resources Committee for the past six years. In one of his first acts as Chairman, on January 31, 2001,

Chairman Young announced the new subcommittee Chairmen for the Trans- portation & Infrastructure (T&I) Com- mittee for the 107th Congress. Chair- man Young also set an ambitious agenda for the T&I Committee.

The following were named as new subcommittee Chairmen: Rep. Tom

Petri (R-Wisc.) - Highways and Transit

Subcommittee; Rep. John Duncan (R-

Tenn.) - Water Resources and Environ- ment Subcommittee; Rep. John Mica -

Aviation Subcommittee; Rep. Jack

Quinn (R-N.Y.) - Railroads Subcom- mittee; Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-

Ohio)-Economic Development, Public

Buildings and Emergency Management

Subcommittee; and Rep. Frank

LoBiondo (R-N.J.) - Coast Guard and

Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.

Ranking Members of the Subcommit- tees are, respectively, Reps. Robert

Borski (D-Penn.) for Highways; Peter

A. DeFazio (D-Ore.) for Water

Resources; William O. Lipinski (D- 111.) for Aviation; Bob Clement (D-

Tenn.) for Railroads; Jerry Costello (D- 111.) for Economic Development; and

Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) for Coast

Guard and Maritime Transportation.

Whether the reauthorization of TEA- 21 — not scheduled until 2003 — will include further funds form maritime programs such as former Secretary of

Transportation Rodney Slater's ambi- tious Marine Transportation System of the Americas remains to be seen.

The responsibilities of the Subcom- mittee on Aviation, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Trans- portation, and the Subcommittee on

Water Resources and Environment will not be changed.

The leadership of the Senate Com- merce Committee remains more con- stant, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continuing as Chairman this Congress and Sen. Ernest (Fritz) Hollings (D-

S.C.) as the Ranking Member.

Maritime jurisdiction in Commerce is divided between Senator Olympia

Snowe's (R-Maine) Subcommittee on

Oceans and Fisheries, (which includes

Coast Guard jurisdiction), and Sen.

Gordon Smith's (R-Ore.) Surface

Transportation and Merchant Marine


USCG To Explore Deeper Waters

The Coast Guard is urging Congress to find an estimated $9 billion for its new Deepwater Capability Replacement

Project. According to the Coast Guard's 21st Century Preview (January 2001), the Coast Guard plans to award a con- tract to one of three competing teams in

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