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Coast Guard Mission Needs and Resources Allocation, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, June 14, 2016   [open pdf - 4MB]

This testimony compilation is from the June 14, 2016 hearing, "Coast Guard Mission Needs and Resources Allocation," before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Chairman Duncan Hunter: "The Subcommittee is meeting this morning to review Coast Guard mission needs and a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewing how the Service allocates its resources. Under section 2 of title 14, the Coast Guard is responsible for a wide range of missions, from search and rescue, ice breaking, and marine environmental protection, to port security and drug interdiction. The Coast Guard uses a strategic planning process which determines mission priorities based on risk and helps guide the Service in allocating resources among its statutory missions. GAO noted in its report that not all of the processes used by the Service to allocate its resources have been transparent. As the Nation's primary maritime response organization, the Coast Guard often must surge assets and personnel to respond to a hurricane, oil spill, or other national or international emergency. As the Service did in April 2010, it moved over 150 assets and 7,500 personnel to the Gulf Coast to lead response efforts to the DEEPWATER HORIZON oil spill." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles Michel, and Jennifer Grover.

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Serial No. 114-44
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2016-06-14
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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