Congress Set for Tug-of-War Over Coast Guard Jurisdiction

Klamper, Amy; Burgos, Richard R.; Lackey, Sue A.
March 2005
Sea Power;Mar2005, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p6
Focuses on the dispute between the House Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee over the jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard. Contention of Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn) that the budget allocated for the Coast Guard by the Bush administration is not enough to compensate its homeland security measures; Budget figures recently released suggests that the Navy is reducing its manpower faster than what was planned; Proposals of Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) concerning the raise of the status of the Marine Corps and the acknowledgement of its significant military role; Appeal by legislators for the increase of manpower for the Army and the Marine Corps. INSET: A Visionary Naval Chief Prepares to Depart.


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