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house Bill H.R. 1678

Saving Essential American Sailors Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
    IntroducedApril 23rd, 2013

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Saving Essential American Sailors Act

Official Title

To amend title 46, United States Code, to reinstate provisions requiring that a percentage of aid provided by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Commodity Credit Corporation in the form of certain agricultural commodities or their products must be transported on commercial vessels of the United States, and for other purposes.


Saving Essential American Sailors Act or SEAS Act - Amends the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) to repeal the Act's repeal of the agricultural export requirements that: (1) 25% of the gross tonnage of certain agricultural commodities or their products exported each fiscal year be transported on U.S. commercial vessels, and (2) the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) finance any increased ocean freight charges incurred in the transportation of such items. Revives and reinstates those repealed requirements to read as if they were never repealed.

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