To amend title 14, United States Code, to modify the process for congressional nomination of individuals for appointment as cadets at the Coast Guard Academy, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. ACADEMY NOMINATIONS.
(a) Appointment.--Subsection (a) of section 182 of title 14, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: ``(a) Nominations.-- ``(1) Congressional nominations.-- ``(A) Appointment requirement.--Half of each incoming class of the Academy shall be composed of cadets nominated by the following: ``(i) The Vice President or, if there is no Vice President, by the President pro tempore of the Senate. ``(ii) A Senator. ``(iii) A Member of the House of Representatives. ``(iv) The Delegate to the Congress from the District of Columbia, the Delegate to Congress from the Virgin Islands, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, the Delegate to Congress from Guam, the Delegate to Congress from American Samoa, or the Resident Representative from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. ``(B) Nominees.--Each Senator, Member of the House of Representative, and Delegate to Congress, including such Resident Commissioner and such Resident Representative, is entitled to nominate 3 persons each year. Cadets who do not graduate on time shall not count against the allocations pursuant to clauses (i) through (iv) of subparagraph (A). ``(2) Qualification requirements.--An individual shall be qualified for nomination, selection, and appointment as a cadet at the Academy only if the individual-- ``(A)...