Coast Guard Authorization Bill

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House bill would charge for Coast Guard patrols at private events

Fireworks over the water

When the Belle Haven Club wanted to put on fireworks over Long Island Sound near Greenwich last June, the U.S. Coast Guard was required to establish a safety perimeter to keep boaters away from the event, an operation that was paid for by U.S. taxpayers. But Congress may soon require the club and others who tap the resources of the Coast Guard for private parties and events to pay for those services. Continue Reading →

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