I am passing this along for our friends in the Navy League who are trying to help make sure we don’t have pay interruptions in the future. Thanks to Lee for bringing it to my attention.
|The Navy League is launching a campaign to support H.R. 367/S.21 the Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act, which would ensure active-duty service members are paid during a government shutdown. For the first time in history the men and women of the Coast Guard worked without pay due to a lapse in appropriations during the partial shutdown earlier this year. This legislation would change that, and we support its passage. This bi-partisan, bi-cameral bill, sponsored by Chairman of the House Transportation Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD) has 186 cosponsors in the House and 40 in the Senate. It passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last month, allowing it to be put on the calendar for a vote by the full House.
Take Action Now! Tell your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act.
“For the first time in history the men and women of the Coast Guard worked without pay due to a lapse in appropriations.” Not true. I can recalled in the 1960s when your checks were worthless.