Van Drew Introduces Legislation to Fund Coast Guard While Partial Shutdown Continues

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In his first days in office, amid a partial government shutdown, Congressman Jeff Van Drew introduced new legislation to fund the United States Coast Guard.

The legislation would provide pay for Coast Guard members who are working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

The Coast Guard is the only service of the United States Armed Forces that remains unfunded until Congress and the president come to an agreement to reopen the government.

"It is unacceptable for the men and women who protect us to be treated like second class citizens over partisan bickering," says Van Drew.

He added that funding the Coast Guard is the responsible thing to do to ensure members of the Coast Guard are able to pay their bills and feed their families.


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