Coast Guard To Feel Effects Of Shutdown

Twenty-four days after the government shuttered, Coast Guard members will miss their first paycheck on January 15. The service has been without funding to pay them since the government shutdown on December 21. Coast Guardsmen are still working around the world, and communities throughout the US are organizing to support them and their families. "It's worrisome. I have to put food in my family's belly," said Coast Guard mechanic Kyle Turcott, who is working without pay. "It's hard to focus on search and rescue if you don't know whether your kids and family are going to have a roof over their head and food on the table," a Coast Guard spouse said.


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