Trump Personally Intervened To Ensure Coast Guard Would Be Paid During Gov't Shutdown


Stories about President Donald Trump’s kindness and generosity have been around for years. While the left likes to dispute them, even the liberal-leaning Snopes has pointed to a number of them being true.

Now we have another incredible act from the commander in chief. However, establishment media seems to have missed reporting on it.

When the partial government shutdown hit, concerns were raised about everyone getting paid. Trump just made sure that salaries could keep going for the Coast Guard and others.

The Washington Examiner reported that Trump pressed the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard to find a way to make sure Coast Guard members paid.

While military personnel under the Department of Defense aren’t affected by the shutdown because their funding has already been appropriated, the Coast Guard is under the Department of Homeland Security and had yet not been fully funded for next year.

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After Trump’s intervention, the Examiner reported, DHS and Coast Guard officials found they had a little more than needed from the past continuing resolution appropriation to “make the month’s last payroll check,” which amounted to approximately $75 million.

An official told The Washington Examiner that “The president is trying to make the shutdown as painless as possible for workers, and this case proved it.”

The Coast Guard issued an update for service members regarding the situation, which included this news.

However, in the update it was noted that 2019 pay will be dependent upon “a fiscal year 2019 appropriation, a continuing resolution, or passage of an alternative measure.”

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In other words, while the Coast Guard’s Dec. 31 paychecks are fine, the Jan. 15 paycheck will likely depend on the shutdown being over.

Trump has taken aim at Congress, the Democrats in particular, over the matter. On Twitter he has urged them to take care of their base.

He has also pointed out that while the Republicans had the majority in Congress, they still needed Democratic cooperation to get things done. That has caused problems, which led to the current partial shutdown.

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Trump’s actions show he cares about Americans and about workers getting paid. Will the Democrats do likewise?

If social media is any indication, that answer may be ‘no.’ Some Democrats are putting it back on Trump, who can’t do anything without their cooperation.

While both sides battle, Americans are caught in the middle.

National security and paychecks matter to them and they need Congress to do its job.

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