H.R. 7304 (93rd): A bill to require that a percentage of the U.S. oil imports be carried on U.S. flag vessels.

Apr 30, 1973 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William Barrett
Representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
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H.R. 8193 (identical)

Pocket Vetoed
Dec 30, 1974

H.R. 11900 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 11, 1973


This bill was introduced on April 30, 1973, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 30, 1973
Referred to Committee Apr 30, 1973

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House Merchant Marine and Fisheries

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Provides, under the Merchant Marine Act, that the appropriate agencies take steps to assure that at least 20 per cent of the gross tonnage of all petroleum and petroleum products imported into the United States on ocean vessels be transported on privately owned United States flag commercial vessels. Requires that the quantity to be carried in United States-flag commercial vessels be at least 25 per cent after June 30, l975, and at least 30 per cent after June 30, l977. (Amends 46 U.S.C. 1241))

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