Sen. Rick Scott to Sen. Chuck Schumer: Stop Playing Politics with Military Pay

January 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the Democrats’ refusal to pass the Pay Our Coast Guard Act. This bill, co-sponsored by Senator Scott, would ensure members of the U.S. Coast Guard get paid during the government shutdown. 
“Not only is Senator Schumer refusing to negotiate in good faith on taking real steps to secure our border, he’s now blocking bipartisan efforts to make sure the men and women of our Coast Guard get paid. That’s reprehensible. The Coast Guard risk their lives every day to protect our coasts in Florida. They shouldn’t suffer because of the dysfunction of Washington. Senator Schumer should immediately allow this bipartisan bill to move forward.”