By: Michael Joseph Little, Executive Director
Members of the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association, USCG, are urged to take immediate action as they champion crucial legislation to safeguard the pay of Coast Guard personnel amid looming government shutdown threats.
Remarkable Progress on HR 5641 - Pay Our Troops Act In a remarkable display of unity and advocacy, the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association, USCG, proudly announces significant strides in its legislative efforts. HR 5641, known as the Pay Our Troops Act, initially lacked any original co-sponsors. However, thanks to the dedicated support of its members and in collaboration with the CPOA and the American Legion, the organization has garnered the support of an impressive 120 co-sponsors for this vital legislation. This achievement underscores the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association, USCG's commitment to ensuring that service members receive the respect and support they rightfully deserve.
Looming Government Shutdown and Coast Guard Pay The organization sounds an urgent alarm as the 17th of November approaches, raising concerns about the potential consequences of another government shutdown. Particularly worrisome is the impact this could have on Coast Guard pay. As of now, the Coast Guard Authorization Act is not on track for passage by the impending deadline. This situation brings back haunting memories of the challenges faced in 2018 when Coast Guard personnel endured a painful period without pay during a government shutdown.
Urgent Call to Action In response to this imminent threat, the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association, USCG, calls upon all its members to unite and support the following critical legislative initiatives:
Stay Informed and Engaged The organization encourages members to remain well-informed about these critical issues and to share this urgent message with fellow members and supporters. Together, they can collectively impact the lives of dedicated Coast Guard personnel.
For questions, suggestions, or assistance in advocating for these essential bills, the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association, USCG, is readily available for contact at [Contact Information].
In appreciation of the unwavering commitment to the cause, the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association, USCG, stands resolute in ensuring that Coast Guard members never again face the darkness of unpaid service.
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