Coast Guard Reauthorization Act

The Coast Guard Authorization Act is the annual legislation passed by Congress that authorizes U.S. Coast Guard programs under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The legislation authorizes key shipbuilding and repair programs for the Coast Guard and guides major acquisition strategy for the following year.

The Shipbuilders Council of America provides detailed analyses and comparisons of the President’s budget and major Congressional proposals throughout the annual budget process, including the annual Coast Guard re-authorization bill. We pay particular attention to the adequacy programs that build, repair, modernize and maintain the Coast Guard’s fleet and create detailed authorization comparison tables as the legislation moves through the Congressional process.

Additionally, SCA highlights relevant amendments and key policy provisions that affect the shipbuilding and repair industry.

The most recent Coast Guard authorization analysis from the SCA team can be viewed HERE.

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