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Senators see gaps in Coast Guard's budget

Democratic and Republican senators raised concerns Tuesday that the Coast Guard faces serious gaps in personnel and equipment under President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request.

"My instincts tell me when it comes to this budget you were dealt a bad hand by OMB, the Office of Management and Budget," Senate Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee chairman Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., told Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen during a hearing.

Click here to read a report on the hearings.