This just in from the Navy League Legislative Affairs Weekly Round-Up for May 31, 2019.
Your HQ staff is working hard next month to add more co-sponsors to the United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act of 2019! At no cost to the taxpayer, this bicameral, bipartisan legislation directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a total of 1.35 million $5 gold, $1 silver, and half-dollar commemorative coins in the year 2020. The proceeds after subtracting the cost of designing and issuing the coins will be allocated to the National Coast Guard Museum Association to aid in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the National Coast Guard Museum to be located in New London, CT. As of now it is the only military service without a national museum through which to share its legacy and rich history with the American public. We only have 45 messages to 36 offices this year, but now we've already tripled the cosponsors in the Senate so we need help pushing House members to join the bill!