There is hereby established an advisory commission to be known as the National Advisory Commission on Agricultural Export Transportation Policy (hereafter in this section through section
1241n of this Appendix referred to as the “Commission”).
(b) Membership; composition, appointment, etc.
(1)The Commission shall be composed of 16 members.
(2)Eight members of the Commission shall be appointed by the President.
(3)The chairman and ranking minority members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, of the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, of the House Committee on Agriculture, and of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure shall serve as members of the Commission.
(A)Four of the members appointed by the President shall be representatives of agricultural producers, cooperatives, merchandisers, and processors of agricultural commodities.
(B)The remaining four members appointed by the President shall be representatives of the United States-flag maritime industry, two of whom shall represent labor and two of whom shall represent management.
(c) Chairman; vacancy
(1)The members of the Commission shall elect a Chairman from among its members.
(2)Any vacancy in the Commission does not affect its powers but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.