The Seafarers International Union enthusiastically applauds President Biden and Congress for enactment of the bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act. This legislation is a massive victory for our country, and a credit to President Biden, Vice President Harris and the legislators who supported it.
We are confident that, in addition to many other worthwhile outcomes, the bill will directly lead to new investment in America’s maritime industry. The legislation holds great promise for building new U.S.-flag vessels and creating new job opportunities for the U.S. Merchant Marine.
The SIU is honored to have been invited to the signing ceremony – a further reflection of the Administration’s respect for the labor movement.
We look forward to supporting the resultant efforts to help revitalize American maritime.