REPORT: Trump Intervened Personally To Make Sure Coast Guard Got Paid During Government Shutdown

Trump has very strong support among members of the military and this is one of the reasons why. He genuinely cares about the people in our armed forces and they know it.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Trump personally intervened to pay Coast Guard in shutdown

Concerned about U.S. Coast Guard forces losing a paycheck in the partial government shutdown, President Trump personally urged his team to find a solution that would allow the administration to make this week’s $75 million payroll, according to officials.

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Trump stepped in on Wednesday, calling on top lawyers and staffers to determine if the Coast Guard could make payroll despite being included in the shutdown that has impacted about 25 percent of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, which houses the Coast Guard.

Military personnel under the Department of Defense are not included in the shutdown, because their appropriations were approved earlier in Congress.

Officials said that Trump was keen to find a “way we can fix this” as news media stories about the Coast Guardsmen’s plight started to pile up.

At his urging, the Office of Management and Budget, DHS and the Coast Guard determined that the rules governing pay to Coast Guard forces requires it be made through the end of the year. To make it, the lawyers said that unused funding could be tapped for pay. The service had a bit more than the needed $75 million left over from its past continuing resolution appropriation, enough to make this month’s last payroll check.

This is the sort of story that the liberal media doesn’t report because they’re so busy blaming Trump for things like the government shutdown. Their bias is so obvious.

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