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Subcommittee to Focus on Status of Coast Guard Infrastructure Next Week

Washington, D.C., June 2, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will hold a hearing next Wednesday to examine the status of Coast Guard infrastructure and the ability of the infrastructure to meet the Service’s mission needs in the 21st century.

In recent congresses, the Subcommittee has held oversight hearings on the Coast Guard’s acquisition capabilities, the Service’s mission balance, and various Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that have reviewed Coast Guard acquisitions and missions.  This hearing will review the status of the Coast Guard’s recapitalization program, new technologies that could assist the Coast Guard, maintenance requirements of the ageing vessels, operating costs for the new vessels, and shoreside infrastructure needs.  

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), will hold a hearing entitled, “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Coast Guard Sea, Land, and Air Capabilities,” on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness list:

  • Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray, Deputy Commandant for Operations, United States Coast Guard
  • Vice Admiral Sandra L. Stosz, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, United States Coast Guard
  • Ms. Marie A. Mak, Director, Acquisition Sourcing & Management Team, Government Accountability Office
  • Ms. Cari Thomas, National Executive Director, Navy League of the United States

    More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. 


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