Shore congressman introduces bill to fund Coast Guard during government shutdown

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A freshman Shore congressman has introduced a bill that will fund the U.S. Coast Guard during the ongoing federal government shutdown. The legislation proposed by Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat representing most of South Jersey and the southern half of the state’s coastal areas, would provide pay to Coast Guard personnel and contractors. “It is unacceptable for the men and women who protect us to be treated like second class citizens over partisan bickering,” he said in a statement. “We...

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