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New Coast Guard Authorization bill introduced by Sen. Baldwin

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 along with two other lawmakers this week, including $350 million for the Great Lakes Icebreaker. The bill will be the first time the USCG Authorization Act will include a standalone Great Lakes subtitle in the bill. The Arctic is the only other geographic area with such a standalone section. Sen. Baldwin says the new bill will address the inadequate icebreaking capacity in the Great Lakes that cost Americans thousands of jobs and business revenue. She notes that the legislation will help to mitigate climate-related events and invest in climate-resilient Coast Guard infrastructure at places like Sturgeon Bay. [BALDWIN]  Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with Sen. Baldwin, introduced the reauthorization of the Coast Guard for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023. Baldwin expects the bill to be approved after it goes through committee review and a final vote on the Senate floor. You can listen to the entire interview with Sen. Baldwin on the Podcast Page here.  

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