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H.R.1678: SEAS Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 14 (9 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced April 23, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

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Revives and reinstates those repealed requirements to read as if they were never repealed.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
April 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services