[I]This just in from the KP Alumni Association…
On Friday, November 18, 2011, the President signed into law: [B]H.R. 2112, the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012”[/B],
[B][I]provides FY 2012 full-year appropriations through September 30, 2012[/I][/B], for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services’, Food and Drug Administration, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, [B]Transportation[/B]; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and other small agencies. In addition, it provides for continuing FY 2012 appropriations through December 16, 2011, for the remaining projects and activities of the Federal Government.
… provide a total of [B][U]$85,168,000[/U] for the [/B][B]U.S.[/B][B] Merchant [/B][B]Marine[/B] [B]Academy[/B][B] (USMMA). Of the funds provided, [U]$62,268,000[/U] is for Academy operations and [U]$22,900,000[/U] is for the capital improvement program (CIP) of which $17,000,000 is for capital improvements and $5,900,000 is for facilities maintenance, repairs and equipment.[/B]
We have provided a Summary of the H.R. 2112 background and text excepts, applicable to MARAD and the USMMA.
[B]Ref: USMMA [/B][B]KPA[/B][B]-CPA SUM HR 2112 CONF RPT 111811[/B]
We also provide the Congressional Vote Database from Novembver 17, 2011 for your reference.
[B]U…S Congress Votes Database – Senate[/B]
[B]U.S Congress Votes Database – House[/B]
All KP Alumni are encouraged to contact your local legislators – immediately! The message and the “ask” are simple - “Tell America!” “Tell America About Kings Point and the US Merchant Marine!” Thank YOUR legislators for their votes received in favor of, and passage, of the FY 2012 full-year appropriations for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, through September 30, 2012. Further, request their continued support of the FY 2013 Budget Appropriation, and beyond!
Please note that a [B]Legislator Contact tool[/B] has been posted to the USMMA KPA-CPA web site. Simply type in your home zip code, and you will be provided the contact information for your legislators in YOUR Congressional District.
[B]USMMA KP Alumni - Chapter Presidents Alliance, Inc. Web Site: http://www.kpa-cpa.com[/B]
Located on our [B]Home page[/B]…
[B]112th Congress – [/B][I](updated 0010111)[/I]
Representatives - http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml
Committees - http://www.house.gov/house/CommitteeWWW.shtml
[B]Senators of the 112th Congress – [/B][I](updated 010111)[/I]
Senators - http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Committees - http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/d_three_sections_with_teasers/committees_home.htm