Senator to Introduce Bill to Fund Coast Guard During Shutdowns

NEW LONDON -- U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday he plans to introduce legislation in Congress this week that would provide paychecks for personnel in the Coast Guard, which is unfunded during the government's partial shutdown.

"The Coast Guard is a military service just like the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Army and the Navy, and we're proud of them. Unfortunately, unfairly and unacceptably, the Coast Guard is the only military service unpaid during this Trump shutdown," Blumenthal said.

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