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.