Posted on Jan 12, 2019
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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VFW Wants Coast Guard, DHS Funded

Today marks the third full week of the partial federal government shutdown because Congress and the administration cannot reach an agreement over how much to spend on border protection. “Our government’s first responsibility is to secure the nation and protect her citizens,” said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence, who noted that the military is not affected by the current shutdown because their fiscal year 2019 spending bill was approved already, but that America’s fifth service — the U.S. Coast Guard — and the rest of the Department of Homeland Security are very much impacted by the shutdown. “Our country needs this Congress and this White House to push through the rhetoric and take care of those who are on the front lines protecting our country,” he said. “What the Coast Guard and DHS do daily allows the rest of us to sleep easier at night. No one should ever take that for granted.”​
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MSgt David Hoffman
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Lt Col Charlie Brown First, I am a Life Member and Past Commander of the VFW. Second, the National Commander needs to push for wall funding as priority one, and local VFW Posts supporting the Coast Guard in any way they can.
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SPC Mark Huddleston
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Thanks
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Cpl Jeff N.
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The gap is 5 billion on our annual budget of 4 trillion. The democrats could agree to the 5 billion today. They are not because of political posturing. Everyone knows the wall will work as part of a layered strategy on the border.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Agreed. This is absurd.
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SPC Mark Huddleston
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Lt Col Charlie Brown - Perfectly agreed. It is absurd beyond reason.
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SPC Mark Huddleston
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Well stated Cpl Jeff N.
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PVT Mark Zehner
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I got relatives that work for DHS and they have said it has been tough but hope for a wall
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