$2,000,000,000,000.00 for infrastructure but not a penny for more merchant ships!
“An infrastructure package with a robust maritime component" MY ASS! A robust maritime component would include more deepsea ships in the fleet and should be a doubling of the funding for the MSP. Ships are also infrastructure that creates jobs for American mariners as well as stregthens our national defence!
AND WHY DON’T WE HAVE A NEW MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR YET? Just like Barack Obama, Biden appears to not know what the US flagged merchant marine even is and the critical role it plays for the nation!