Coast Guard Fiscal Year 2003 Budget: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, March 7, 2002   [open pdf - 98KB]

The purpose of this hearing is to consider the Administration's fiscal year 2003 budget request for the U. S. Coast Guard. The Administration requests $7.1 billion for fiscal year 2003 for Coast Guard activities that are subject to appropriation. This request is $1.6 billion (28 percent) more than the amount appropriated for the Coast Guard in fiscal year 2002. This request places specific emphasis on the Coast Guard's search and rescue and homeland security focused missions. Approximately $700 million of the increase is provided for new military entitlement programs and to enhance Coast Guard operations. The remaining increase of $900 million is due to an accounting change which fully accrues the Coast Guard's retirements and health care costs. Both of these accounting initiatives would require the enactment of legislation to become effective. Statements include those of James M. Loy, and Vincent Patton, III.

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