Congress Takes Aim at U.S. Coast Guard Saying it Failed Women and Minorities

Eric Barrow
Dec 11, 2019 - 5:25
Coast Guard failed at women's security

The U.S Coast Guard failed to provide a safe working environment for women and minority cadets, as well as failed to investigate charges of harassment by senior officers and prevent retaliation for those who reported bullying and harassment, the House Oversight and Reform Committee said. The claims are based on lengthy investigations conducted by the Committee and The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. In reading an opening statement at hearings on Wednesday, Oversight Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee Chairman Jamie Raskin of Maryland (D) blasted the Coast Guard and its leadership for ignoring the complaints of bullying and harassment, and for disciplining those who spoke out. “The findings of the Committee...

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