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Lawmakers, Coast Guard Head Meet About Academy Concerns

U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both D-Conn., and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, met with the head of the Coast Guard on Thursday to express their concerns over discrimination and harassment complaints at the Coast Guard Academy and the handling of such complaints.

The Connecticut lawmakers requested the meeting, which took place in Murphy’s office for about an hour Thursday afternoon. Members of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz’s senior staff also were present.

“I think there’s increasing, not decreasing, concern about what has been happening at the academy,” Murphy said by phone Thursday after the meeting. “It was important for us to talk to him personally about our concerns and what we’re hearing from people on the ground.”

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