About 43,000 members of the U.S. Coast Guard will not receive a paycheck Tuesday because of the partial government shutdown, according to Military Times.
An additional 10,000 Coast Guard personnel are on furlough.
Coast Guard members expected to lose pay at the end of last year, but administrators were able to make it through one more pay period with existing funds.
“While our Coast Guard workforce is deployed, there are loved ones at home reviewing family finances, researching how to get support, and weighing childcare options—they are holding down the fort,” Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz wrote on Facebook Sunday. “Please know that we are doing everything we can to support and advocate for you while your loved one stands the watch. You have not, and will not, be forgotten.”
DOD, Veterans Affairs and some other departments are operating uninterrupted, because their spending had been approved previously. The Coast Guard is part of the Department of Homeland Security, which is funded through one of the bills at the heart of the ongoing shutdown showdown.
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