Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress [Updated July 1, 2004] [open pdf - 119KB]
"The Coast Guard's FY2005 budget request includes $101 million to begin implementing the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002. The House and Senate Appropriations Committees, in their reports (H.Rept. 108-541 of June 15, 2004 and S.Rept. 108-280 of June 17, 2004) on the FY2005 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill (H.R. 4567/S. 2537) both recommend fully funding this request. A key issue for Congress is whether the Coast Guard's resources are sufficient to adequately perform both its homeland and non-homeland security missions. This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21125