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.
2021—Pub. L. 116–283, in introductory provisions, substituted “operations and support” for “operating expense” and struck out “but not limited to” after “including” and “in order” after “entertainment,”.
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.”