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Oversight of the President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Requests for Coast Guard and NOAA, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 23, 2013   [open pdf - 429KB]

This is the April 23, 2013 hearing, "Oversight of the President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Requests for Coast Guard and NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]" before the United States Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard. From the opening statement of Mark Begich: "To honor the service and sacrifice of its men and women, Congress should ensure the Coast Guard has the tools they need to do all we ask of them. [...] I am quite concerned about the nearly billion-dollar reduction proposed for the Coast Guard in FY 14. Last year, we passed an authorization bill for the Coast Guard that authorized over $700 million more in discretionary funding than the President's request would provide. [...] I am worried about what lowered funding would mean not only for our readiness today, but with significant cuts slated for acquisitions, what that means for our preparedness for future activity, including the need to replace our polar class icebreakers." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark Begich, Marco Rubio, Roger F. Wicker, Amy Klobuchar, William Cowan, Bill Nelson, John D. Rockefeller IV, Robert J. Papp Jr., Frank R. Lautenberg, Richard Blumenthal, Brian Schatz, Mark Warner, Barbara Boxer, Kelly Ayotte, John Thune, and Kathryn D. Sullivan.

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S. Hrg. 113-105; Senate Hearing 113-105
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2013
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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