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PHOTOS: Homeland Republicans Work To Advance Maritime Security

October 27, 2021

PHOTOS: Homeland Republicans Work To Advance Maritime Security

WASHINGTON, DC – Republican Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security recently met with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector National Capitol Region and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program to discuss partnerships that advance our nation’s maritime security.

Utilizing the Port Security Grant Program and other federal grant programs, the NASBLA BOAT Program provides a national standard of training to state and local agencies that allows for interoperability and collaboration with the Coast Guard Boat Forces Units to protect and defend our nation’s waterways.

During the visit, members and staff got a firsthand look at training operations by getting underway with boat crews from Coast Guard Station Washington who were able to showcase their skills.

Below are photos from the visit.

Members receive a pre-briefing from the Coast Guard.

The boat crew gets underway in the Washington Channel.

Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) speaks with Coast Guardsmen.

Reps. Kat Cammack (R-FL), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), and Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) pose for a photo aboard the Coast Guard vessel.

Vice Ranking Member Michael Guest (R-MS) and Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) talk with Coast Guard Lt. Cate Giguere.

Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) rides with the boat crew.

Vice Ranking Member Guest, Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), Ranking Member Katko, and Rep. Meijer are pictured aboard the Coast Guard vessel.