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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
January 2002 to begin "cutting steel" for
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