Coast Guard FY 2001 Supplemental Funding Needs: 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, First Session, May 3, 2001   [open pdf - 42KB]

On March 8, 2001, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will conduct an oversight hearing on the Coast Guard's fiscal year 2001 shortfall of approximately $91 million. This shortfall has resulted in a 10 percent reduction in Coast Guard operations. Emergency supplemental funding is necessary to cover the Coast Guard funding shortfall and avoid a 30 percent reduction in operations during the third and fourth quarters of the year. Congress appropriated $3.192 billion for Coast Guard Operating Expenses (OE) in fiscal year 2001, a $336 million or 12 percent increase over the fiscal year 2000 appropriated level. This figure was $7 million less than was requested by the previous Administration. While the requested level and appropriated level of funding was nearly identical, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, which was enacted into law after the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001, contained a number of expanded personnel entitlements which had not been included in the President's budget request. Statements include that of James M. Loy.

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