Letter to Admiral Allen Regarding Disturbing Report About Coast Guard Civil Rights Programs

PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. — Below is the text of a letter to Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, from Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, in response to the release of an independent review of the Coast Guard’s Office of Civil Rights and the Service’s civil rights programs.

Cummings: Coast Guard Must Act with a Sense of Urgency

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, released the following statement in response to the Subcommittee’s hearing this morning examining the circumstances surrounding the collision of a tanker and a barge that resulted in the release of nearly 300,000 gallons of oil into the Mississippi River...