H. R. 3589
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 22, 2015
Mr. Israel introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 46, United States Code, to ensure continuing funding for the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
This Act may be cited as the
Midshipmen Education Certainty Act.
Continuing funding for the United States Merchant Marine Academy
Section 51301 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Out of any funds in the general fund of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there are hereby appropriated such sums as are necessary for operations of the United States Merchant Marine Academy for any period during which interim or full-year appropriations are not in effect for the United States Merchant Marine Academy, for fiscal year 2016 and each fiscal year thereafter.
Funds made available for a fiscal year by this subsection shall remain available until whichever of the following first occurs:
The enactment into law of an appropriation for such fiscal year (including a continuing appropriation) for such operations.
The enactment into law for the Maritime Administration of the applicable regular appropriation for such fiscal year, or continuing appropriations resolution for such fiscal year, without any appropriation for such operations.