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Members of the Florida delegation in the U.S. House have championed U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s, R-Fla., proposal to extend customs waters from 12 miles off the U.S. coast to 24 miles. When he brought out...
The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) was founded in 1924, to represent the concerns of members of the enlisted Sea Service (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard).
The NDAA contains a 3 percent pay raise for the troops and changes the names of military bases honoring Confederate leaders, a point which has garnered the veto threat from President Donald Trump.
Scott showcased his support for U.S. Sen. John Thune’s, R-SD, “Pay Our Coast Guard Act” which would “ensure all U.S. military members are being paid during the ongoing government shutdown.” The Florida Republican announced earlier this month that he is cosponsoring Thune’s proposal. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is also backing the proposal.
Scott noted there are almost 4,900 Coast Guard members in the Sunshine State who have been impacted by the shutdown.
Mast joined U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., to bring out the “Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act” on Wednesday night.
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, named Mast to lead the subcommittee for the rest of the year.