Congressional Leaders Announce Bicameral, Bipartisan Agreement on Coast Guard Authorization
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee announced today that they have reached a bipartisan agreement on legislation that authorizes the U.S. Coast Guard and its vital missions.
House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV), and Senate Commerce Ranking Member John Thune (R-SD) released the following statement in making today’s announcement:
“Day in and day out, the dedicated men and women of the Coast Guard enforce U.S. law on our waterways and the high seas, protecting the lives of those at sea, and securing our borders against illegal drug and human trafficking. This bipartisan, bicameral measure helps ensure that the Service has the necessary tools to carry out its important missions, and also recognizes how essential a healthy maritime transportation sector is to our economy, our competiveness, and our national security.”