14 U.S. Code § 2701 - Procurement of personnel
Based on the following language contained in the Coast Guard appropriation act for 1949, “Pay and Allowances” and preceding years:
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.
1996—Pub. L. 104–324 amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Coast Guard may make expenditures as necessary in order to obtain recruits for the service and cadet applicants, including advertising.”