Van Drew Proposes Bill to Pay Coast Guard, FAA During Shutdown

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WASHINGTON D.C. -

We are in week four of a partial federal government shutdown and on Tuesday, January 15th, the United States Coast Guard did not receive their paychecks.

On Wednesday, January 16th, Second District Congressman Jeff Van Drew spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives urging the passage of his bill designed to pay members of the Coast Guard during the shutdown.

"Our duty as Americans is to treat those men and women who serve our great nation with dignity, with honor, with respect," said Van Drew.

Van Drew also proposed another bill focused on funding the Federal Aviation Administration.

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.

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