Congressman Maloney Joins Members of the Coast Guard Following a Successful Drug Interdiction

Congressman Maloney Joins Members of the Coast Guard Following a Successful Drug Interdiction


A champion for the Coast Guard, the
Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee,
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. Congressman. Alright well thank y’all very much. Real quick I just want to say on behalf of the United States Congress thank you and congratulations to this crew on a successful deployment. We know that this comes at great cost to the men and women and their families who make this commitment to our country. Those of us who have responsibility for
supporting these men and women need to spend more time in
places like this looking at the incredible missions they perform, the
work they do. These are difficult and dangerous missions that they make look routine, but that involve real sacrifice and real risk to them. And we
need to remind ourselves of that. I’m spending three days down here with the
Coast Guard. I want to thank the Commandant, who I spent time with yesterday. The
Vice Commandant, thank you for treating us so well, Admiral Ray. Captain Passarelli, Commander Banks. But mostly we’re here to say thank you to these young men and women, the Coasties, who go out and do these missions. You know this drug interdiction mission is just one of eleven statutory missions the Coast Guard performs. Whether you’re talking about search and rescue, whether you’re talking about the work they do with the migrants on the sea. Whether you’re talking about the aids to navigation. All the things we depend on them for happen on vessels like this with young men and women who are dedicated to that mission. So we’re here to say thank you, congratulations, job well done. And those of us in Washington want to say especially thank you for the sacrifice during the recent Government Shutdown. You know a lot of these folks were not paid. That is outrageous. And they deserve an apology from people like me, from their government. And we need to commit ourselves to making sure that never happens again. That we do not put our men and women in the Coast Guard in that position and I’m committed to that as Chairman of the Subcommittee. I know the Chairman is as well and we are going to get to work on that. We have passed legislation out of Committee in the House that would accomplish that. And we are going to stay on that until we get that mission accomplished. It’s the least we can do to say thank you for the great work these these young men and women do behind us. Thank you, appreciate your attention.

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