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The recently agreed upon two-year cap deal includes updates to some of the President’s FY 2019 Budget requests for domestic discretionary programs.  Included among these changes, is an additional $300 million for the Maritime Administration to fund the replacement of two of the Maritime Academies aging schoolships – the TS Empire State and the TS Kennedy. 

This update increases the total request for the Maritime Administration’s Operations and Training account by $300 million to a total of $452.4 million.  As a result, the total request for the Maritime Administration increases to $696.4 million.  This brings the total President’s Budget request to $76.8 billion for the Department of Transportation.

Last updated: Monday, February 12, 2018