Trump Personally Intervenes During Shutdown

December 30, 2018
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The government shutdown is affecting only about 25% of the government – but without the personal intervention of President Trump, our brave servicemen and women would have been among those going without checks.

The Washington Times reports:

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.

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.

…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.

President Trump isn’t the cause of the shutdown, but he hasn’t been slow to look for solutions.

Unfortunately, you can’t say the same for the Democrats who caused the whole mess in the first place.

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