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Senator: Coast Guard cuts conflict with Trump security goals


March 16, 2017

JUNEAU (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a proposed $1.3 billion cut to the Coast Guard's budget conflicts with President Donald Trump's goal of strengthening border security and rebuilding the armed services.

The Alaska Republican outlined her concerns in a letter to Trump, released Monday.

She says the cuts proposed by the Office of Management and Budget would have “far-reaching implications on national security” and force the Coast Guard to halt a program in which it replaces older ships with state-of-the-art vessels built in U.S.


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