S. 2297: Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019

CBO Score

$48.1 billion

Date of Report

Tue October 29th, 2019

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

A bill to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Dan Sullivan — R — AK

Reauthorizes and amends programs administered by the Coast Guard (USCG) and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC); provides mandatory funding for the USCG to cover the cost of pay and benefits for certain personnel in the event of a lapse in discretionary appropriations for the USCG; makes amounts in the Coast Guard Housing Fund and the Abandoned Seafarers Fund available for use without further appropriation; requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to study and submit reports on maritime programs; and imposes a civil penalty on certain vessel operators who do not wear an engine cut-off switch.

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