Hearing, Budget Requests for CG, MARAD, FMC

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May 13, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, will convene a Subcommittee hearing to consider the Obama Administration’s FY2010 budget requests for the U.S. Coast Guard, Maritime Administration (MARAD), and Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

The President requested $9.5b in FY2010 for the Coast Guard (an increase of 4.1 percent over the amount enacted in FY2009), $345.5m for MARAD (a 10 percent increase), and $24.5m for FMC (a 7.5 percent increase).

Who: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Chairman, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
What: Hearing to Examine the Administration’s FY2010 Coast Guard, MARAD, and FMC Budget Requests
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167, Independence Ave. at S. Capitol St., SW, Washington, D.C.

Live webcast of the hearing available at http://transportation.house.gov/

Witnesses: Panel I
Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Master Chief Charles W. Bowen, Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard

Panel II
Mr. David J. Rivait, Associate Administrator for Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Maritime Administration

Panel III
Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan, Federal Maritime Commission
Commissioner Hal Creel, Federal Maritime Commission
Commissioner Rebecca Dye, Federal Maritime Commission

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