Coast Guard Budget Proposal 'Dead on Arrival' in Congress

Coast Guard Budget Proposal 'Dead on Arrival' in Congress
U.S. Coast Guard photo by CPO David Mosley

The White House budget proposal for the Coast Guard would underfund critical missions and is "dead on arrival" in Congress, Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz was told during a House hearing Tuesday.

Under the administration's proposal for the Department of Homeland Security, "Coast Guard operational capabilities will be reduced" and long-term funding for the planned new heavy icebreaker, or Polar Security Cutter, would be jeopardized, Rep. Lou Correa, chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, said in his opening remarks.

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