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H.R.3619 Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Oct 15, 2010 Became Public Law No: 111-281.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Homeland Security

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on October 23, 2009, with a roll call of 385 ayes, 11 nays, and 36 not voting.

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  • 93% of users support H.R.3619

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    • On May 09, 2010, by Sassamon - The Coast Guard deserves quick resolution to this bill. The House did its part in 2009. In its haste to "do something" quick after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Senate passed this bill... substituting its own S. 1194 text instead of using the House-passed text. When the Senate could have passed the House version and had it ready to sign by the President in days, now it must go and sit in conference committee. The Coast Guard's Modernization program hangs in the lurch, awaiting the legal mandate to complete it, just as the service is dealing with what could be the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. Also, important reforms relating to the Deepwater program remain unenacted. The House version was a much more comprehensive bill, also. Missing from the Senate version are updates to: -The Coast Guard Academy appointment process -The Coast Guard's Marine Safety program -Commercial fishing vessel safety -Cruise vessel safety -Mariner protection against pirates -Port security

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      As noted by Sassamon, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 09, 2010, "The Coast Guard deserves quick resolution to this bill. The House did its part in 2009. In its haste to "do something" quick after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Senate passed this bill... substituting its own S. 1194 text instead of using the House-passed text. When the Senate could have passed the House version and had it ready to sign by the President in days, now it must go and sit in conference committee. The Coast Guard's Modernization program hangs in the lurch, awaiting the legal mandate to complete it, just as the service is dealing with what could be the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. Also, important reforms relating to the Deepwater program remain unenacted. The House version was a much more comprehensive bill, also. Missing from the Senate version are updates to: -The Coast Guard Academy appointment process -The Coast Guard's Marine Safety program -Commercial fishing vessel safety -Cruise vessel safety -Mariner protection against pirates -Port security"
    • On February 27, 2010, by jamesgormley - Under President Obama's current spending proposal all of our country's military services will see their budgets increase — all, that is, except the Coast Guard. Under the president’s proposal, the Coast Guard’s budget will decline by 3 percent, to $10.1 billion, smaller than many medium-sized agencies under the other services. It’s a tragically misguided considering the increasingly critical role the Coast Guard plays in protecting the national security interests of the United States — and considering that many much less vital military programs have been spared. Asking the Coast Guard to slash its budget by 3 percent and forcing it to reduce its personnel and ships, while allowing the Pentagon to spend tens of billions of dollars on unnecessary and troubled programs, will only further degrade our national security. Therefore, any effort at Coast Guard modernization, first and foremost, ensure robust funding for this most critical of Services. --James J. Gormley

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      As noted by jamesgormley, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 27, 2010, "Under President Obama's current spending proposal all of our country's military services will see their budgets increase — all, that is, except the Coast Guard. Under the president’s proposal, the Coast Guard’s budget will decline by 3 percent, to $10.1 billion, smaller than many medium-sized agencies under the other services. It’s a tragically misguided considering the increasingly critical role the Coast Guard plays in protecting the national security interests of the United States — and considering that many much less vital military programs have been spared. Asking the Coast Guard to slash its budget by 3 percent and forcing it to reduce its personnel and ships, while allowing the Pentagon to spend tens of billions of dollars on unnecessary and troubled programs, will only further degrade our national security. Therefore, any effort at Coast Guard modernization, first and foremost, ensure robust funding for this most critical of Services. --James J. Gormley"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Chemical Facility Security News: HR 6516 – Technical Corrections ... - December 13, 2010 by Chemical Facility Security News - This bill would make a number of technical corrections to the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (PL 111–281) that was passed (as HR 3619) back on September 30, 2010. HR 6516 will be taken up by the House later today. ...

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      As noted by Chemical Facility Security News on December 13, 2010, "This bill would make a number of technical corrections to the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (PL 111–281) that was passed (as HR 3619) back on September 30, 2010. HR 6516 will be taken up by the House later today. ..." (http://chemical-facility-security-news.blogspot.com/2010/12/hr-6516-technical-corrections-to-cg.html)
    • Avoid the Ethanol Blues - December 02, 2010 by Sailing Long Island Sound Sailing the NorthEast... - On October 15, Obama signed into law H.R. 3619, the “Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010,” which, in addition to “strengthening the Coast Guard as a military service and branch of the Armed Forces in the Department of Homeland ...

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      As noted by Sailing Long Island Sound Sailing the NorthEast... on December 02, 2010, "On October 15, Obama signed into law H.R. 3619, the “Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010,” which, in addition to “strengthening the Coast Guard as a military service and branch of the Armed Forces in the Department of Homeland ..." (http://www.windchecklis.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=913:avoid-the-ethanol-blues&catid=92:checking-in&Itemid=417)
    • Avoid the Ethanol Blues - December 02, 2010 by Sailing Long Island Sound Sailing the NorthEast... - On October 15, Obama signed into law H.R. 3619, the “Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010,” which, in addition to “strengthening the Coast Guard as a military service and branch of the Armed Forces in the Department of Homeland ...

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      As noted by Sailing Long Island Sound Sailing the NorthEast... on December 02, 2010, "On October 15, Obama signed into law H.R. 3619, the “Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010,” which, in addition to “strengthening the Coast Guard as a military service and branch of the Armed Forces in the Department of Homeland ..." (http://windcheckmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=913:avoid-the-ethanol-blues&catid=92:checking-in&Itemid=417)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Obama signs CG bill with Alaska provisions - October 21, 2010 by Petroleum News - The $10.2 billion Coast Guard Act (HR 3619) cleared the Congress at the end of September. The new law mandates that two tugboats. ...

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      As noted by Petroleum News on October 21, 2010, " The $10.2 billion Coast Guard Act (HR 3619) cleared the Congress at the end of September. The new law mandates that two tugboats. ... " (http://www.petroleumnews.com/pntruncate/400543503.shtml)
    • Statement by President Obama on Coast Guard Authorization Act - October 15, 2010 by Imperial Valley News - Washington, DC - President Obama: "Today I have signed into law HR 3619, the "Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010." This Act strengthens the Coast Guard ...

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      As noted by Imperial Valley News on October 15, 2010, " Washington, DC - President Obama: "Today I have signed into law HR 3619, the "Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010." This Act strengthens the Coast Guard ... " (http://imperialvalleynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8254&Itemid=1)
    • Coast Guard bill mandates escorts for double-hull ships - October 11, 2010 by Anchorage Daily News - It's one of several provisions important to the oil industry included in the $10.2 billion Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (HR 3619). ...

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      As noted by Anchorage Daily News on October 11, 2010, " It's one of several provisions important to the oil industry included in the $10.2 billion Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (HR 3619). ... " (http://www.adn.com/2010/10/11/1497060/coast-guard-bill-mandates-escorts.html)
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