The House of Representatives has elected a new Speaker, potentially improving the prospects of passing funding bills before the November 17 deadline to prevent a government shutdown, with the Coast Guard Authorization Act being one of the key funding components likely to pass smoothly, while the National Defense Authorization Act faces more complications due to numerous amendments and disagreements.
Retired MCPOCG Joins CWOA, CPOA, CGEA and Sea serivce Family, Foundation in calling for congress to protect Military Pay
Urgent Plea to Safeguard Military Welfare: Support for S. 2835 - 'Pay Our Military Act of 2023' and H.r. 5641
A coalition of military organizations, including the Sea Service Family Foundation, the United States Coast Guard Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association (CWOA), the United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Association (CPOA), AND United States Coast Guard Enlisted Association (CGEA), is advocating for two critical pieces of legislation, S. 2835 and H.R. 5641, which aim to protect service members from financial harm during government shutdowns. They stress the importance of safeguarding the financial security of military personnel, citing the negative impact of the 2019 government shutdown on the Coast Guard. The coalition urges legislators to support these bills and extend similar financial protection to NOAA and PHS members who support the Coast Guard, emphasizing the importance of ensuring service members receive the stability they deserve and avoiding future government shutdown challenges.
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