Oversight of the U.S. Coast Guard Budget, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, March 6, 2008 [open pdf - 6MB]
From the opening statement of Daniel K. Inouye: "The Coast Guard celebrated significant achievements in 2007. The men and women of the Coast Guard intercepted and seized a record 355,755 pounds of cocaine. And more impressively, they saved more than 5,000 lives, reaching an incredible landmark of saving more than one million lives since the Coast Guard's inception. I would like to commend the men and women of the Coast Guard for their diligent and tireless efforts. Their many accomplishments only begin to illustrate the extent to which the American people rely on the Coast Guard. From protecting the American people to protecting our natural resources, the Coast Guard is tasked with 11 critical missions. The Congress must work to ensure that the Coast Guard has sufficient resources to carry out all of these critical missions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Maria Cantwell, Daniel K. Inouye, Thad W. Allen, Stephen L. Caldwell, the Fleet Reserve Association, Ted Stevens, and Claire McCaskill.
S. Hrg. 110-1145; Senate Hearing. 110-1145
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