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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019

Short Titles as Reported to Senate for portions of this bill
  • Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

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


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
09/26/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with amendments. Without written report.
07/25/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
09/26/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 226.
Action By: Senate
09/26/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with amendments. Without written report.
07/31/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
07/25/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]* 07/25/2019
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 07/25/2019
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 07/25/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation07/25/2019 Referred to
07/31/2019 Markup by
09/26/2019 Reported by

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in Senate (07/25/2019)

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019

This bill reauthorizes the U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Maritime Commission for FY2020-FY2021 and authorizes a specified end-of-year strength for active duty personnel and military training student loads for the Coast Guard for such fiscal years.

Among other things, the bill addresses (1) retirement grades for Coast Guard personnel, (2) promotion authority for Coast Guard personnel, (3) the use of unmanned maritime and aircraft systems in the Coast Guard, and (4) access to child care for Coast Guard families.

The bill revises or sets forth policies relating to the Coast Guard, including

  • vessel safety standards,
  • vessel operation requirements,
  • acquisition workforce authorities,
  • continuation of pay during a lapse in appropriations,
  • Coast Guard advisory committees,
  • reporting requirements,
  • the use of engine cut-off switches on recreational vessels, and
  • polar security cutter acquisitions.