House Approves Appropriations for Department of Homeland Security

Thursday, June 26, 2003
By a vote of 425-2, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the FY 2004 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security (H.R. 2555).The measure was largely unchanged from that which was approved recently by the Appropriations Committee. The $29.4 billion measure includes $2 billion for Coast Guard homeland security missions, $2.611 billion for traditional Coast Guard missions, $530 million for the Deepwater acquisition project, $100 for port security grants, $129 million for cargo inspection technology, $61.7 million for the Container Security Initiative (CSI), and $12.1 million for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). During the floor debate on the bill, Representative LoBiondo (R-NJ) attempted to introduce an amendment that would have increased the Coast Guard's budget by $35 million for review and approval of security plans and by $75 million for the Deepwater Acquisition Program. The amendment was withdrawn for procedural reasons, but the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security indicated that he would work with Mr. LoBiondo to increase such funding as the bill moves forward. Representative Obey (D-WI) introduced an amendment that would have significantly increased funding for transportation security, including the provision of $100 million to the Coast Guard to implement the Maritime Transportation Security Act. The amendment was disallowed for procedural reasons. Source: HK Law
Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

East and South China Sea Disputes Need Creative Diplomacy

China and the United States appear headed for a damaging confrontation over the extent of China's territorial claims in the South and East China Seas. Now that

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the

Navy Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Delivery Milestone

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, informs of the delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV),

Finance

Bollore First Half Boosted by Transport, Advertising Unit

French industrial group Bollore said first-half operating income rose 11 percent to 314 million euro because of strength at its transport business and advertising agency Havas,

CMA CGM Continues Expansion, Confirms Profits

The Board of Directors of CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

Odfjell Drilling in Tighter 2Q North Sea Market

Odfjell Drilling reports second quarter 2014 financial results showing a profit of US$29-million. Profit & loss Q2 2014 Operating revenue for Q2 2014 was USD 272 million (USD 289 million),

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2161 sec (5 req/sec)