22 January, 2019 17:12

Call Congress and tell them to Support S. 21 & H.R. 367; the Pay Our Coast Guard Act

Members of the US Coast Guard should not continue to have their pay jeopardized because of partisan bickering in Washington D.C. Right now, because of the government shutdown and the inaction of Congress, the Coast Guard remains unpaid. With the current political climate looking the way it is, we need Congress to take immediate bipartisan action. Unless, action is taken by Congress before Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Coast Guard will not be paid — again.

A select number of Members of Congress have come together in bipartisan fashion to introduce S. 21 and H.R. 367, the “Pay Our Coast Guard Act,” in the 116th Congress.

We need your help in contacting your Senators and Representative. Please call your Senator and Representative and ask them to co-sponsor S. 21 and H.R. 367, respectively. Your member needs to encourage congressional leadership to bring the Pay Our Coast Guard Act to the floor for a vote, and to promise to vote for this legislation, to ensure our members of the Coast Guard do not go without pay.

Contact your Senator and Representative today to tell them to pay the Coast Guard!

The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military personnel face special difficulties and hardships. In that vein, we would like to remind you active duty Coast Guard Families can request assistance from The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program by clicking the link here.

The brave members of our Coast Guard risk their lives defending us daily, just like their sister services in the Department of Defense. Whether they are performing rescues during a hurricane or stopping drug traffickers at sea, members of the Coast Guard regularly perform heroic and lifesaving tasks on our behalf. They should not have to worry about bills and living expenses just because Congress and the White House cannot agree on a budget.” – Brett P. Reistad, National Commander

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