Young Supports Coast Guard Authorization Legislation
House Sends Coast Guard Package to President’s Desk
Washington, D.C., November 27, 2018 | Murphy McCollough (2022255765)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on S. 140, the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 and with Alaska Congressman Don Young’s support, the bill will now go to the President’s desk for signature.
“The Coast Guard is a crucial branch of our military that protects and defends our waters and borders which we see in Alaska every day,” said Congressman Young. “The focus of this legislation is to improve how the Coast Guard operates nationwide and in Alaska this is especially important for Arctic operations and maritime commerce in our region. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I was able to secure several provisions that will directly support the Coast Guard in Alaska as well as reducing regulatory burdens on both recreational boaters and fishing vessels. I’m proud of the tremendous work the brave men and women of the Coast Guard accomplish for this country and with the passage of this bill, I believe they will be better equipped for their future missions.”
Provisions Congressman Young Secured:
Provisions of Interest for Alaska:
The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 is bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reauthorize, strengthen, and support the United States Coast Guard in its critical missions to save lives, safeguard our shores, protect living marine resources, and help ensure a 21st century maritime transportation system for America. The bill also reauthorizes the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and makes updates to the FMC’s authorities to better protect the U.S. maritime industry.