CNBC Op-Ed: On the Critical Role of American Maritime Industry

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman of the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee cited the critical role of America’s domestic maritime industry in an op-ed today at


Chairman Hunter put maritime opponents on notice in his op-ed, noting the strength of the American economy is closely tied to a robust maritime sector;


“America’s economic future depends on a strong maritime industry as much as it depends on domestic energy production and the success of other notable industries that are inextricably linked to America’s success.”


“As unfortunate as attempts to undermine the U.S. maritime industry may be, there must be no mistaking the relevance and capability of vessels built in American shipyards and operated by American workers.”


In case you missed the piece, read it here.