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Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Recruitment and Retention Challenges

Washington, D.C., May 5, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Daniel Webster (R-FL) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing next week on recruitment and retention challenges for the United States Coast Guard and the maritime workforce. The hearing, entitled “Assessing the Shortage of United States Mariners and Recruitment and Retention in the United States Coast Guard,” will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 11, 2023, in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

  • Vice Admiral Paul Thomas, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, United States Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, USN (Ret.), Administrator, United States Maritime Administration
  • Ms. Heather MacLeod, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, United States Government Accountability Office
  • Dr. Beth Asch, Ph.D., Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

More information about the hearing, including witness testimony and a link to the live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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