Representative González-Colón Receives Champion of Maritime Award
WASHINGTON – The American Maritime Partnership today announced it is honoring Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón with the celebrated American Maritime Champion Award. The award recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who have added to the rich heritage of the United States as a maritime nation through their professional contributions, courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
In her role as the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, Rep. González-Colón has been an ardent supporter of the Jones Act and American Maritime as a whole. She is a member of the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and possesses a deep understanding of the importance of a robust national maritime capacity. Rep. González-Colón is a champion of the Puerto Rican people on the issues that matter most to the Island.READ MORE
Congressman Scalise Receives Champion of Maritime Award
Washington – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, recognized U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) Tuesday with the 2017 ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award.
Rep. Scalise is a long-standing champion of the Jones Act and recognizes not only the critical contribution that the American maritime industry makes to Louisiana by providing thousands of family-waged jobs in the state, but also the critical importance of this industry to the nation’s economic, national, and homeland security interests.READ MORE
Rep. Hunter Receives Champion of Maritime Award
WASHINGTON – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry recognized U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) with the 2015 Champion of Maritime Award, which honored Hunter for his extraordinary support and dedication to the American Maritime Industry.
Rep. Hunter’s longstanding support for U.S. maritime is demonstrated through his work as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and as a member of the Seapower Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee.READ MORE
Senator McConnell Receives Champion of Maritime Award
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was named a Champion of Maritime by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry. As U.S. Senate Minority Leader, McConnell has consistently supported the critical role the domestic maritime industry and the Jones Act play in America’s national, economic and homeland security.
McConnell’s home state of Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation in per capita domestic maritime jobs, according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute.READ MORE
Senator Wicker Receives Champion of Maritime Award
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) has been awarded the Champion of Maritime award from the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), a group representing the domestic maritime industry in Mississippi and across the United States.
Wicker was presented the award by a coalition of officials representing American shipyards, ship operators, seafarers, and pro-defense organizations at the VT Halter Marine shipyard. In presenting the award, Bill Skinner, president of VT Halter, called Sen. Wicker “a leader who understands and supports an industry that is so vital to our State and nation.”READ MORE
Rep. King Receives Champion of Maritime Award
As a member and former chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) represents the voices of New York’s Second Congressional District, which is home to hundreds of high quality maritime jobs that are responsible for more than $38 million in economic activity.
During his time in Congress, Rep. King has been an outspoken advocate for a robust domestic maritime industry, which is essential to the advancement of the nation’s protection and security.READ MORE
Rep. Shuster Receives Champion of Maritime Award
WASHINGTON – Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) received the Champion of Maritime Award from the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry. The organization provides the prestigious award to recognize an individual who has displayed extraordinary dedication to and consistent support for the American maritime industry.
As the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Shuster and his committee have consistently highlighted the critical role America’s domestic maritime industry plays in the country’s national, economic and homeland security.READ MORE