When President Joe Biden presented the business case for the coast guard, the Senator Roger Wicker of the US Senate Committee introduced “Unwavering Support for Our Coast Guard Act,” in order to support President’s vision. The act revisits funding initiatives of the coast guard that Congress consistently failed over the past years.
The pay our coast guard act was initiated in 2019 in order to provide appropriate allowances, pays, and benefits to the coast guard contractors and personnel. The bill provides relief to the coast guards in accordance with the coast guard appropriations legislation, which terminated the availability of DOD preferences.
It also aids the coast guards in the coast guard-specific funding lapse.
What is the payment of our coast guard act?
The members of the Senate and House of Representatives gathered together under the name of the American legion to become a powerhouse of veterans who have served the nation with all their might.
The pay our coast guard act was passed by the House of Senate under the provision of S.21 and H.R. 367 under the 116th Congress in 2019.
The national commander Brett P. Reistad while defending the coast guard act stated “the brave members of our coast guard risk their lives defending us daily, just like their sister services in the department of defense, whether they are performing rescues during a hurricane or stopping drug traffickers a sea, members of the coast guard regularly perform heroic and lifesaving tasks on our behalf. They should not have to worry about bills and living expenses just because congress and the white house cannot agree on a budget.”
The pay our coast guard act will provide mandatory funding for the Coast Guard (USCG) in order to cover the cost of the benefits for the coast personnel in any discretionary appropriations lapse.
Congress has cited numerous improvements into the act which will enable new and refreshed facilities made available to the most immediate resiliency benefits.
The act clearly states that the coast guards will get paid by federal governments in case of any future government shutdown. The proposed legislative act supports the main goal of overall improving the minority representation and retention of the coast guard funding by partnering with other minority-serving institutions as well as the junior reserve officers’ training corps programs.
In lieu of the coast guard act passed in 2019, newer plans were sketched out such as the coast guard inclusion action plan and coast guard diversity for the year 2023.
Fully funded coast guard’s act will open a wide array to the citizens of America as a better value for the taxpayers’ money.
The fate of the coast guard plan:
The help initiative for the coast guard should be an uncontroversial topic in the White House. The coast guard plan has been discussed in length before yet the outcome has been unfruitful. The fate of this coast guard act is also uncertain. There has been a long argument regarding the act as well as the infrastructure of the coast guard and the shipyard act.
The national security advocate representative Elaine Luria has been working on the coast guard bill actively to be formally passed from the house. It is the need of time to get the votes required to pass the coast guard act from both the Senate and the House and end this long painstaking ordeal of uncertainty.