Critical Issues

In our work advocating for the U.S. shipyard industry, SCA monitors several critical issue areas affecting the U.S. shipyard industry.

The Jones Act

The Jones Act maintains a critical shipyard industrial base in the United States and ensures strong national security.

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Ending Sequestration

Federal budget uncertainty under sequestration creates business uncertainty for the nation’s shipyard industrial base.

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National Security

The ability of the United States to maintain the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry is an issue of national security. U.S. shipyards have a long and proud tradition of building the military vessels that are the foundation of our maritime presence in the world.

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Economic Security

The private U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry supports the employment of more than 400,000 highly skilled men and women building the largest and most sophisticated fleets in the world.

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Homeland Security

The U.S. shipyard industry is critical to homeland security by providing the U.S.-built vessels engaged in domestic trade that can be called upon in times of need.

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