DAY 25: Coast Guard Members Won’t Get Paid Because Of Trump Shutdown

Members of the Coast Guard will now miss their paychecks today as the Trump Shutdown enters its 25th day. The Trump administration also admitted that the shutdown would cost twice as much as originally expected. Here’s the latest:


Coast Guard members will miss their paychecks today, and the Trump Shutdown could soon hinder mission readiness.


CBS News: “About 42,000 Coast Guard members are working without pay through the shutdown, having been deemed ‘essential’ employees. An additional 10,000 civilian workers have been furloughed. The service managed to find enough money to make payroll on Dec. 31, but the continued lapse in funding means workers won’t receive paychecks Tuesday. Last week, the Coast Guard said a prolonged shutdown could eventually hinder ‘mission readiness.’”


The Trump administration estimates the Trump Shutdown will cost twice as much as originally forecasted.


CNBC: “The Trump administration now estimates that the cost of the government shutdown will be twice as steep as originally forecast. The original estimate that the partial shutdown would subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth every two weeks has now been doubled to a 0.1 percentage point subtraction every week, according to an official who asked not to be named.”


The Trump Shutdown is halting federal enforcement and inspection efforts.


Politico: “The 24-day-old shutdown is hobbling enforcement efforts throughout the federal government — halting power plant and oil well inspections, slowing financial fraud probes and tax audits, thwarting plane crash investigations and even delaying a probe into Facebook’s privacy practices.”


The Trump Shutdown could have even more catastrophic effects if Trump doesn’t reopen the government soon.


Bloomberg: “Airport security screeners could quit en masse, grounding flights. The federal courts could stop hearing civil cases. City buses could stop running.  And 38 million Americans could stop getting food stamps. Officials from Washington to Wall Street are pondering nightmare scenarios if the partial U.S. government shutdown that is already the longest on record extends into spring — or beyond.”