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Corrine B.
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  • Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015

    by Representative Corrine Brown

    Posted on 2015-12-10

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    BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the chairman and ranking member for their work in moving the Coast Guard bill forward.

    Transportation is one of the most bipartisan bills in this Congress. I am just so proud that we are really moving this Congress forward and putting the American people back to work.

    The Coast Guard personnel serve this country and do a wonderful job, and I truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of these fine servicemembers.

    The Coast Guard has been protecting our shores for more than 200 years and has done an outstanding job. The Coast Guard was the first agency to react to the terrorist attacks on September 11 and provide critical assistance during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This bill provides the resources and policy provisions that the Coast Guard needs to continue their critical mission.

    Assisting migrants and stopping drug shipments at sea, search-and- rescue missions, monitoring our ports, and protecting our homeland are just a few of the vital services that the Coast Guard provides, all of which is critical to my home State of Florida, where 14 deepwater ports and 1,200 miles of coastline are the gateway to America.

    {time} 1530 This legislation also includes important provisions I have long championed that bring maritime laws into the modern era and recognize the positive changes that have taken place in employment rights.

    Again, Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the men and women serving the Coast Guard for their hard work and their vigilance in protecting our country. This is a good bill, and it will allow the Coast Guard to continue protecting our Nation.

    I strongly encourage its passing in both the House and the Senate and for the President to sign it into law.

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