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PostWed Dec 26, 18 5:16 pm    Coast Guard working without pay. Reply with quote

The Coast Guard is the only branch of the military directly affected by the partial shutdown that began Saturday because it’s funded through the Department of Homeland Security. The other branches receive their money through Department of Defense appropriations, which were signed into law in September.

Coast Guard members who are living paycheck to paycheck may have to take out loans if the government shutdown drags on.

With the DHS funding lapsed, roughly 44,000 active-duty Coast Guard members will be working without paychecks until Congress and the White House reach a deal to reopen the government and provide back pay.

Another 6,000 Coast Guard employees are being furloughed, according to DHS guidance. That means they won’t be working and any pay for the shutdown period would have to come retroactively, through an act of Congress.

A Coast Guard spokesman said active-duty members are usually paid on the first and 15th of each month. If the shutdown persists through Friday, they would not receive their scheduled Jan. 1 paychecks.

Coast Guard Foundation donations here: https://coastguardfoundation.org/ways-to-give/donate-directly?fbclid=IwAR0_T5xHdg2AzbwacprXkamzDKn2T0w0_L_W3dbcBrXKSLUbPHumKguqgpc

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PostFri Dec 28, 18 6:14 pm     Reply with quote

Those guys and gals are heroes. Thumb's Up

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Godlike

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PostSat Dec 29, 18 9:03 pm     Reply with quote

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/coast-guard-members-will-get-one-time-paycheck-new-year-n952866

Coast Guard members will get one-time paycheck on New Year's Eve amid government shutdown
Legal analysis "determined the Coast Guard has the authority to execute the remainder of pay and allowances for December," according a blog for the Coast Guard

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