Have you been looking everywhere for the 806-foot ore carrier vessel recently rechristened the Hon. James L. Oberstar? Well, never fear. The website MarineTraffic.com can soon help.
The website will be keeping tabs on the Oberstar’s whereabouts, posting her last known position and her coordinates.
The vessel was rechristened Tuesday — officially proclaimed James L. Oberstar Day — after the former House Transportation chairman in a ceremony at the Duluth Harbor in Minnesota, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
“There’s nobody who is more fitting to have this ship named after him,” Joseph Ruch, the vessel’s captain, told the crowd.
The ship’s namesake said he was humbled by the honor.
Also on hand for the ceremony was former House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.).
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.