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By Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, U.S. Coast Gaurd (Retired)
"Good morning, Mr. Chairman. It is a pleasure to appear before this distinguished subcommittee to discuss our fiscal year 1998 budget request and its impact on the current and future state of the Coast Guard.
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