U.S. Coast Guard Still Feeling Government Shutdown Effects, Officials Say - News Summed Up

U.S. Coast Guard Still Feeling Government Shutdown Effects, Officials Say


Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard commandant, told the Journal he expects full recovery for the service by about June 1. Its operations are currently at around 75 percent, Schultz told The Washington Post earlier this week. The Coast Guard will not fully recover from the effects of the federal-government shutdown until sometime around June 1, officials said. The Pentagon does not oversee the Coast Guard, which performs a variety of critical maritime roles that include law enforcement, environmental protection, search and rescue, and border security. Coast Guard members who remained on duty were not paid for weeks and most of its civil employees — some 6,400 of them — were furloughed.


Source: Huffington Post March 21, 2019 23:48 UTC



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