The Coast Guard enforces federal laws on the high seas and waters within U.S. territorial jurisdiction, develops and operates aids to navigation and maintains a network of lifeboat and search-and-rescue stations using surface vessels and aircraft.
The organization will give direct support to Coast Guard members affected by Hurricane Laura.
Children of Coast Guard members can apply to help fund undergraduate studies.
The dive-boat Conception, aboard which 34 people died when it caught fire last Labor Day weekend, was one of those boats.
A variety of organizations sent a letter to Mayor Frank Jackson.
72-year-old was headed from New York to Florida.
Houston Awards Dinner received the highest attendance and donations to date.
Boating fatalities were down to the third-lowest rate in the program’s history.
Local businesses continue to offer rewards. “The search is going to continue privately,” said one company president.
The House of Representatives already approved the legislation in July.