Rep. Green Introduces Bill to Protect Coast Guard Paychecks in the Event of Appropriations Lapse 

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Mark Green (TN-07), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced the Coast Guard Sustained Funding Act of 2023, which will ensure U.S. Coast Guard personnel are paid in the event of an appropriations lapse. 

Green said, “The men and women of the Coast Guard are essential for national security and economic prosperity. In carrying out their wide mission set, our brave Coast Guardsmen put their lives on the line to secure our waters, enforce our laws, and rescue those in peril. Their work is the definition of essential.” 

“Our men and women in uniform shouldn’t suffer just because Congressional Democrats refuse to pass an appropriations bill that includes provisions to secure the border. My bill will protect the livelihoods of our Coast Guard members and their families.”

Cosponsors of the Coast Guard Sustained Funding Act of 2023 include House Homeland Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement Chairman Clay Higgins (R-LA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairman Carlos Giménez (R-FL), House Homeland Security Vice Chairman Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS), Rep. Monica De La Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Josh Brecheen (R-OK), and Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL). 

Read the bill here.