President Trump’s budget would cut $1.3 billion from the U.S. Coast Guard!
The USCG has a budget of about $9 billion.
President Trump wants to take that USCG money and give it to the Department of Homeland Security. He wants to give that department a 6% increase and make their budget $43.8 billion.
President Trump talks about giving the “military” more money. President Trump talks about his love of and support of law enforcement.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country’s seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war.
The United States Coast Guard is a military and a law enforcement. We need to hold down military spending but I do not think we spend enough on the USCG.
I fear that cutting money from the USCG is going to affect their motto: Semper Paratus (Always Ready).