b'LEGISLATIVEREPORTLegislative Committee Helps Develop PVA By Ed Welch,Congressional AgendaPVA Legislative DirectorF ifteen dedicated members offilled, as will 33 of the 100 U.S. Senatetrial also consumed available legisla-the PVA Legislative Committeeseats.tive time.met in person in Tampa, FL onAs Election Day (Tuesday,Incidentally, the date for the PVA February 2, Super Bowl Sunday, toNovember 3) approaches, there willCongressional Fly-In for 2020 is consider PVAs legislative activities andbe more frequent legislative recesses,Tuesday, April 28. Consider participat-goals for the year 2020.with time off in mid-summer for theing in this event. All are welcome and The second year of the two-yeartwo national party conventions andurged to participate.116th Congress has begun. Any in- the traditional August recess. We canHere is a summary of three troduced bill not enacted into law byexpect Congress to recess for electionitems discussed by the Legislative the end of the year dies. The 117thcampaigning in early October. Thus,Committee:Congress will convene in early Januarythere really are not too many weeksSmall Shipyard Grant Program2021, following the November nationalremaining during which legislativeThis program has been frequently elections in which a president will bework can be accomplished. The timeaccessed by PVA associate member chosen, and all 435 House seats will bedevoted to the Senate impeachmentshipyards. It indirectly helps other PVA 36MARCH 2020FOGHORN'