I was notified on 22 September 2012 that the Senate passed an amended version of S.1665, the Coast Guard Re-authorization bill. They have dropped Section 601, which is the “CONVEYANCE OF DECOMMISSIONED COAST GUARD CUTTER STORIS” out of the Senate bill.
However, a section in the House bill that contains the conveyance of the ship to the Storis Museum still remains. Now the two (2) bills go to a joint House/Senate committee. The Alaska delegation insures us that the final bill will have the conveyance in it.
For a little insurance I would suggest that you call your two (2) senators in their Washington office and advise them of your feelings of making the most historical ship from the Coast Guard or Revenue Cutter Service into a Museum and Education Center. Be sure that you talk to someone knowledgeable about the Coast Guard Re-Authorization Bill. Their phone numbers can be found on www.senate.gov . It is my intention to call the two California senators weekly.
Again, thanks for the help.