Coast Guard members to be paid on time

WASHINGTON, D.C.For awhile last week, it looked like the partial government shutdown might prevent 42,000 Coast Guard members from being paid for pre-shutdown work until the shutdown ends.

Following reports of a payroll system issue that would prevent the service members from being paid, U.S. Senator Susan Collins contacted the White House to urge an immediate fix.

The evening of Friday, Dec. 28, the White House reportedly called Senator Collins to inform her that the issue has been resolved and that members of the Coast Guard will now be paid for their pre-shutdown work.

The Coast Guard is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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