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STATEMENT ON THE HONORABLE DUNCAN HUNTER
JULY 23, 2002
This Hearing will come to order.
My opening remarks will be brief. This is the second in a series of
hearings, which the panel will hold on the reauthorization of the Maritime
Security Program. Last week we heard from witnesses representing the ship
owners, maritime labor, and the so-called “section 2” citizens. If we learned
anything last week, we have a very difficult task ahead of us.
This week we will receive testimony from the shipbuilding
components within this industry. Judging from a review of their testimony,
we will have a replay of last week's hearing. I am particularly interested in
getting the best cost estimates of each of the disparate proposals that will be
I also noticed that several of the witnesses today have made comments on
needed changes to the tax laws. I hope to hear more on these topics today.