Description: TO PASS H.R. 7670, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL 1974 FOR CERTAIN MARITIME PROGRAMS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
Bill summary: Authorizes the following fiscal year 1974 appropriations for maritime programs of the Departments of Commerce: (1) $275,000,000 for acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of vessels; (2) $221,515,000 for payment of obligations incurred for ship operation subsidies; (3) $20,000,000 for research and development; (4) $3,773,000 for reserve fleet expenses; (5) $8,600,000 for maritime training at the Merchant Marine Academy; and (6) $2,427,000 for financial assistance to State marine
Authorizes additional supplemental amounts for employee benefits such as increases in salary and retirement pay.
Authorizes, under the Merchant Marine Act, $5,000,000 for the insurance of mortgages by the Secretary of Commerce.
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Bill titles: A bill to authorize appropriations for the fiscal year 1974 for certain maritime programs of the Department of Commerce.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 119-88, p. H4523;
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