House Appropriations Committee Approves Emergency Supplemental Appropriations
The House Committee on Appropriations issued a news release stating that it reported out (approved) the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for FY2002. The focus of the measure is on homeland security, but other issues
are addressed. Of interest to the maritime community, the measure includes
$75 million for grants to port authorities for security enhancements at U.S.
commercial ports. It provides $12 million to the Coast Guard for additional port vulnerability assessments and another $12 million for purchase of extra coastal patrol boats. The measure now goes to the House floor for consideration.
Source: HK Law