>Coast Guard Authorization Act Approved by Transportation Committee

>The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure issued a press release stating that it approved by voice vote the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (H.R. 3619). The measures now go to the floor for consideration by the full House.

H.R. 3619 places a significant emphasis on marine safety improvements and marine safety workforce development and includes the text of several bills on which the Committee has previously acted. These include:

H.R. 1747, the Great Lakes Icebreaker Replacement Act;
H.R. 1665, the Coast Guard Acquisition Reform Act of 2009;
H.R. 2650, the Coast Guard Modernization Act of 2009;
H.R. 2651, the Maritime Workforce Development Act;
H.R. 2652, the Marine Safety Act of 2009;
H.R. 3360, the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety of 2009; and
H.R. 3376, the U.S. Mariner Protection and Vessel Protection Act of 2009.