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Teale, Edward L., senior vice president, J. J. Henry Co., naval archi-
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MARITIME PROGRAM, 1968, AND NS "SAVANNAH"
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1967
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES,
The subcommittee met at 10:15 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Edward A. Garmatz (chairman of the committee) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. The subcommittee will come to order, please.
The purpose of the hearing we are holding today is to receive testimony from the Department of Commerce and the Maritime Administration concerning the Maritime Administration program for ocean shipping as embodied in the budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968.
From time to time in the past, at the opening of a new Congress or a new session, we have held similar hearings covering the activities of the agencies under our jurisdiction.
I believe the hearing we are holding today is of somewhat more than the usual importance in view of the state of the merchant marine program-and our interest in the matter of annual review and authorization of such programs.
As background information, on February 1 I wrote to the Honorable Alexander B. Trowbridge, Acting Secretary of Commerce, as follows:
On January 1, I had a very pleasant and worthwhile visit with Secretary Connor in connection with problems confronting the Congress and the Executive Branch concerning the merchant marine.
At that time we discussed the interest of this committee in enacting legislation which would require authorization of maritime programs prior to the making of appropriations. Legislation to that end was reported from the committee last year but was not acted upon before adjournment. Identical bills are presently pending before us.
During our meeting I suggested that it might be desirable as a first order of business in this session to call upon the Secretary of Commerce and the Maritime Administrator to appear before the committee as soon as practicable after the budget message had been received to present testimony on the maritime program for fiscal year 1968. I was pleased that Mr. Connor concurred with me as to the desirability of such a course. This was, in fact, in line with a proposal made on behalf of the Department at our hearings last year on the authorization legislation.
In view of the foregoing, I would like to schedule such a hearing for Wednesday, February 15, 1967, at which time testimony on behalf of the Secretary and the Maritime Administrator would be presented outlining the details of the maritime program for fiscal 1968.
Upon the realization that many members might not be able to be present during the week following Lincoln's Birthday, no announcement of the February 15 date was released until the next feasible date could be ascertained.
In view of the slow rate of House activity at the beginning of this session, the earliest feasible date seemed to be today, March 1.
Even though the public notice of this meeting was relatively short— it was the Chair's desire to proceed with this hearing at this time.
In recent days, there has been much in the press about a long-awaited new maritime program, including the transfer of the Maritime Administration to the Department of Transportation.
I do not consider that this hearing is pertinent to these other developments which are still apparently in the formative stage.
The Maritime Administration is still in the Department of Com
This hearing relates to the program embodied in the budget for fiscal year 1968.
As far as the future program which I understand the Secretary of Transportation is attempting to develop is concerned
I think we should devote our attention to that when it is completed and is presented to us for the enactment of legislation-hopefully, in
the next several months.
Even though we are well aware of efforts which are now being made to mold a new program-I think it is our responsibility to review at this time the only program which is actually before the Congress.
I hope and urge that members will devote their attention at this hearing to the testimony of the Department of Commerce and the Maritime Administration.
Our first witness will be Hon. Alexander B. Trowbridge, Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce-accompanied by Hon. James W. Gulick, Acting Maritime Administrator, and Carl C. Davis, General Counsel, Maritime Administration.
STATEMENT OF HON. ALEXANDER B. TROWBRIDGE, ACTING SECRETARY OF COMMERCE; ACCOMPANIED BY JAMES W. GULICK, ACTING MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR, AND CARL C. DAVIS, GENERAL COUNSEL, MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
Mr. TROWBRIDGE. Good morning, Mr. Chairman.
My name is Alexander Trowbridge. I am Acting Secretary of Commerce and as you just stated I am accompanied by James Gulick, the Acting Maritime Administrator and Carl Davis, the General Counsel of the Maritime Administration.
With your permission, Mr. Chairman, I have a statement which I believe you have copies of and I would propose to read this statement, during the course of which there will be some numbers. I may just skip over those to speed up the presentation if this is agreeable with you, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. Yes, sir.
Mr. TROWBRIDGE. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. I appreciate this opportunity to appear before your committees to explain our proposed budget for the Maritime Administration for the fiscal year 1968.