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APR 1 1993
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ONE HUNDRED SECOND CONGRESS
SEPTEMBER 23, 1992
Serial No. 102-103
Printed for the use of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
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COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES
GERRY E. STUDDS, Massachusetts, Acting Chairman CARROLL HUBBARD, JR., Kentucky
ROBERT W. DAVIS, Michigan WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey
DON YOUNG, Alaska EARL HUTTO, Florida
NORMAN F. LENT, New York
JACK FIELDS, Texas
JIM SAXTON, New Jersey
HELEN DELICH BENTLEY, Maryland ROBERT A. BORSKI, Pennsylvania
HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina THOMAS R. CARPER, Delaware
CURT WELDON, Pennsylvania ROBIN TALLON, South Carolina
WALLY HERGER, California SOLOMON P. ORTIZ, Texas
JAMES M. INHOFE, Oklahoma CHARLES E. BENNETT, Florida
PORTER J. GOSS, Florida THOMAS J. MANTON, New York
ARTHUR RAVENEL, JR., South Carolina OWEN B. PICKETT, Virginia
SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama GEORGE J. HOCHBRUECKNER, New York WAYNE T. GILCHREST, Maryland STEPHEN J. SOLARZ, New York
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California FRANK PALLONE, JR., New Jersey
RANDY “DUKE” CUNNINGHAM, California
EDMUND B. WELCH, Chief Counsel
MARY J. Kitsos, Chief Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE
CARROLL HUBBARD, JR., Kentucky, Acting Chairman ROBERT A. BORSKI, Pennsylvania
NORMAN F. LENT, New York CHARLES E. BENNETT, Florida
JACK FIELDS, Texas OWEN B. PICKETT, Virginia
HERBERT H. BATEMAN, Virginia GENE TAYLOR, Mississippi
JAMES M. INHOFE, Oklahoma WILLIAM J. JEFFERSON, Louisiana
ARTHUR RAVENEL, JR., South Carolina GERRY E. STUDDS, Massachusetts
SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama DENNIS M. HERTEL, Michigan
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California ROBIN TALLON, South Carolina
RANDY “DUKE" CUNNINGHAM, California SOLOMON P. ORTIZ, Texas
ROBERT W. DAVIS, Michigan (Ex Officio) STEPHEN J. SOLARZ, New York JOLENE UNSOELD, Washington LUCIEN E. BLACKWELL, Pennsylvania
Clay, Hon. William L., a U.S. Representative from Missouri (prepared
Corrado, Ernest J., President, American Institute of Merchant Shipping
(AIMS) (prepared statement)...
Association (MEBA); and President, District 1, MEBA/National Mari-
Hubbard, Hon. Carroll, a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, and Acting
Chairman, Subcommittee on Merchant Marine....
ing Minority Member, Subcommittee on Merchant Marine..
Tarrant, James R., Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trans-
portation Affairs, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Af-
Additional material supplied-Continued
Cullison, Alexander C., and Talmage E. Simpkins (National Marine Engi
neers' Beneficial Association (MĒBA) and AFL-CIO Maritime Commit-
roll Hubbard, Jr., Acting Chairman, Subcommittee on Merchant
Communities, letter dated December 19, 1989, to Mr. Simpkins.
Embassy of Sweden (Economic Affairs) FAX dated 23 June 1992, to
Memorandum of September 11, 1992, to Members of the Subcommit
tee on Merchant Marine
foreign-flag ships," as reported by the Committee on Education and
Labor (House Report 102-984, Part 1, 10/2/92)...... Communications submitted:
Department of Justice (W. Lee Rawls): Letter to Hon. Walter B. Jones,
dated 9 October 1991. Department of State (Janet G. Mullins): Letter to Hon. Walter B. Jones,
dated September 25, 1991...
FEDERAL LABOR LAW COVERAGE TO
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1992
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, DC. The Subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a.m., in room 1334, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Carroll Hubbard, Jr. (Acting Chairman of the Subcommittee) presiding.
Members present: Representatives Hubbard, Taylor, Hertel, Tallon, Unsoeld, Lent, Fields, and Callahan.
Also present: Representative Bentley.
Staff present (Subcommittee on Merchant Marine): Samuel Whitehurst, Jr., Counsel; Carl W. Bentzel, Counsel; Sharon K. Brooks, Counsel; Theresa Antoine, Staff Assistant; Kip Robinson, Minority Counsel; Ann M. Mueller, Clerk. (Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries): Edmund B. Welch, Chief Counsel; George D. Pence, Minority Staff Director/Chief Counsel; Margherita Woods, Chief Minority Clerk; and Sue Waldron, Press Assistant. OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. CARROLL HUBBARD, A U.S. REP
RESENTATIVE FROM KENTUCKY, AND ACTING CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE
Mr. HUBBARD. The Subcommittee on Merchant Marine will now come to order. Today, the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine meets to receive testimony on H.R. 1126, as introduced and as amended by the Committee on Education and Labor.* The bill, as introduced, extends the protection of the National Labor Relations Act ** and the Fair Labor Standards Act *** to foreign-flag vessels operating within the waters of the United States.
This bill was introduced by Mr. William Clay of Missouri, and there are currently 73 cosponsors, of which I am one.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Congressman Clay's record statement can be found at the end of the hearing.]
Mr. HUBBARD. Specifically, the original bill applies to foreign-registered vessels that, one, are regularly engaged in transporting passengers to and from U.S. ports; two, are regularly engaged in transporting cargo in the foreign trade of the United States and are
* See House Report 102-984, Part 1, dated October 2, 1992; and Committee on Education and Labor (Subcommittee on Labor Standards) Printed Hearing No. 102–70 (October 10, 1991).
National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (29 App. U.S.C. 151 et seq.).