Press Releases

Maritime Groups Join Effort to Expand U.S. Sovereignty

The American Sovereignty Campaign (TASC) today announced that the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA), the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) and the National Association of Marine Services (NAMS) have joined the campaign to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty. “CSA’s, MEBA’s and NAMS’ endorsement further demonstrates the broad support ‘Law of the Sea’ enjoys among U.S. business leaders and working Americans across every sector of the U.S. economy,” said TASC Director Jeff Pike. “We strongly urge the Senate to ratify the Treaty during the upcoming ‘lame-duck’ session and deliver the benefits of expanded U.S. sovereignty to America’s businesses.”

Former Chief of Naval Operations Says ‘Law of Sea’ Ratification Critical to Strengthening U.S. Military, National Security and Economic Interests

Former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead today urged ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty at a conference hosted by the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee, a group founded as a partnership between the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia governor’s office. Speaking before conference attendees at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA, Admiral Roughead emphasized the critical importance of immediate action on the sovereignty-expanding Treaty.


U.S. Senate Leaves American Business on ‘Sidelines’ Without Law of Sea, Says Largest Business Association

In a letter sent today to all U.S. Senators, Thomas J. Donohue, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – America’s largest business association – urged all Senators to “carefully examine the merits of the renegotiated” Law of the Sea Treaty when the times comes to decide on ratification and cautioned that failure to ratify would “leave U.S. business on the sidelines.”


America’s Leading Business Voices Testify: ‘Law of Sea’ Needed for U.S. Economic Growth, Job Creation

The American Sovereignty Campaign (TASC) today applauded the testimony of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute (API), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) – all members of TASC – and Verizon Communications Inc. as further validation that the Law of the Sea Treaty would strengthen the U.S. economy and help create American jobs.


More Business Groups – NAM and RARE – Enlist in Effort to Ratify ‘Law of Sea’

The American Sovereignty Campaign (TASC) today announced that the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) – America’s largest industrial trade association – and RARE: The Association for Rare Earth – the bipartisan organization that seeks to increase the production of rare earth elements – have become the latest representatives of America’s business community to join TASC. The American Petroleum Institute (API) – America’s premiere petroleum and natural gas association – joined TASC last week.


Campaign to Strengthen American Sovereignty Goes to the States with Miami Forum Hosted by Florida Business Groups and U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Local Florida business groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The American Sovereignty Campaign today hosted an educational forum on the Law of the Sea Treaty in Miami, Florida, at which company representatives and military officials highlighted the local economic and national security benefits of ratifying the Treaty. The Miami forum marks the first in a series of state-level events hosted by local organizations to extol the sovereignty-expanding benefits of the Treaty.


Military Brass, Former Reagan and Bush Officials Lend More Support for Sovereignty-Expanding ‘Law of Sea’ Treaty

The American Sovereignty Campaign (TASC) today welcomed the testimony of six military officials and former officials from the Reagan and George W. Bush Administrations as further proof that the Law of the Sea Treaty would expand American sovereignty and advance critical national security and U.S. economic interests.


National Foreign Trade Council Joins The American Sovereignty Campaign

The American Sovereignty Campaign (TASC) today announced that the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), America’s leading business advocate of a rules-based world economy, has joined TASC.


America’s Defense Chief, Senior Military Advisor and Top Diplomat Call for ‘Law of the Sea’ Ratification

The American Sovereignty Campaign (TASC) today welcomed the testimony of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman General Martin Dempsey and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging swift ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Joins The American Sovereignty Campaign

The American Sovereignty Campaign (TASC) today announced that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest business association, has joined TASC.