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Reps. Hunter, Thompson (CA-5) Commend Official Challenge to Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressional Wine Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA-50) applauded a new trade enforcement action to ensure both imported and local wines have equal access to grocery store shelves in...

Hunter: Jones Act a lifeline for Puerto Rico and even bigger booster for U.S. national security

Jun 8, 2016 Column

The Jones Act—which requires that U.S. built and crewed shipping vessels move goods between U.S. ports--has always been a target for Wall Street and corporatists.  No surprise there.  What does come as a surprise, however, is how quick some...

Hunter: A guiding principle for Homeland Security

May 31, 2016 Column

For nearly a century, the Jones Act has been a reliable safeguard against American and global corporatists wanting to make higher profits at the expense of U.S. national security and jobs. Thanks to the Jones Act, shipping vessels that operate in U....

Hunter, Sessions: Fast-Track would gut Congressional powers, authorize Obama to form new international bureaucracy

Jun 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Duncan Hunter joined with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, in issuing the following joint statement today regarding the impending vote on fast-track executive...

A Newsletter you won't want to miss...

Dec 18, 2014 eNewsletter

BIG NEWS FOR SAN DIEGO AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION—Legislation I authored to reauthorize the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Maritime transportation—an important piece of the San Diego regional economy—is now awaiting the President’s signature after...

Hunter: No more Russian engines on American rockets

Nov 13, 2014 Column

An invisible battle is raging between those who believe the U.S. military should rely only on secure defense suppliers and those who are willing to turn a blind eye, in the interest of globalization, to the dangers of foreign dependence. Despite...

Making headway with America’s maritime industry

Mar 26, 2014 Column

Those searching for signs of hope in the U.S. economy need look no further than an industry too often taken for granted — the American maritime industry. In the midst of a renaissance that is creating jobs and leading an American economic recovery,...

Congressman Warns of Consequences from Shrinking U.S. Flagged Shipping Fleet

Aug 6, 2013 Column

For centuries, the world’s oceans have been an influential force.  They have forged industrial strength, enhanced security, established connectivity and contributed to science and research.  As long as there are oceans, national and global interests...

Lawmaker defends 'essential' shipping law

Jul 30, 2013 Column

The maritime industry has been a pillar of the economy for as long as shipping vessels have delivered goods and commodities to American shores. In no small part, the Jones Act has been the engine driving this success for nearly a century, requiring...

Hunter statement on President’s port address

Jul 25, 2013 Press Release

Washington DC—U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, made the following statement regarding President Obama’s economic speech at the Jacksonville Port Authority: “The President is...

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