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The Shipbuilders Council of America (L-R) Richmond & Cullather Huibers Collins DeFazio

Representative Cedric Richmond (LA-02) serves as co-chair of the

Congressional Maritime Caucus. The

Caucus raises awareness among mem- bers of Congress on a broad range of maritime-related topics.

SCA Honors Collins, DeFazio with Leadership Awards

The Shipbuilders Council of Amer- ica (SCA) recently hosted its annual spring meeting in Washington, D.C.

At the meeting, U.S. Senator Susan

Collins (R-ME) was a 2019 recipient of SCA’s prestigious Maritime Leader- ship Award. SCA also honored U.S.

House of Representatives Chairman of the House Transportation & Infra- structure Committee, Peter DeFazio (R-OR) as a 2019 Maritime Leader- ship Award winner. As recipient of the

Maritime Leadership Award, both are recognized as an exemplary leader in

Congress who has demonstrated out- standing dedication and support of the U.S. shipbuilding and repair in- dustry. “America’s shipyard industry is vital to our national and economic security, and I am proud to represent a state with a longstanding shipbuilding tradition,” said Sen. Collins. DeFazio added, “As we have seen, when we work together to fend off attacks on the Jones Act and focus on growing a vibrant, diverse, and globally compet- itive U.S. maritime industry, we can ensure the U.S. remains a great mari- time nation. I look forward to keep- ing up the ? ght for the long haul.” 55 MN

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