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Shipbuilders Council of America Issues Statement of Support for Bipartisan American Offshore Worker Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry, issued the following statement in support of Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and cosponsors Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), on introducing the American Offshore Worker Fairness Act.

“The Shipbuilders Council of America and the 400,000 men and women in our domestic shipbuilding workforce strongly support the American Offshore Worker Fairness Act,” said Matthew Paxton, President of the Shipbuilders Council of America. “This commonsense, bipartisan legislation closes a loophole that has long been exploited by foreign competitors to undercut America’s maritime workforce. We applaud the efforts of Senator Cassidy, Representative Graves, and Representative Garamendi in showing leadership by standing up for the men and women of America’s maritime industry.”


About SCA

Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America’s fleet of commercial vessels. The Council represents 40 companies that own and operate over 80 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. SCA also represents over 100 partner members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry. You can learn more by visiting