U.S. Coast Guard and other federal employees will get paid for working during the shutdown after the government reopens. The U.S. House approved a measure with bi-partisan support that would assure federal government employees paychecks. The U.S Senate approved a similar bill last week. President Trump has indicated he'll sign that legislation. In the meantime, U.S. Coast Guard personnel in Sturgeon Bay continue working without pay. Nancy Hutchinson, Executive Director of Adopt a Soldier Door County, says anyone on the job should get paid as usual.
This week Adopt a Soldier will start making loans to Coast Guard personnel in Sturgeon Bay to cover mortgage payments and car loans. Hutchinson says community donors have stepped up with gift cards for gas and groceries.