Why was this even an issue to begin with? Yes, I know the difference between the DOD and the Dept of Homeland Security, the latter is whom the USCG is under. Stop wasting time and creating financial hardships for 40,000 Coast Guard service personnel and their families and reinstate their pay and back pay. Not paying one segment of our military service is a travesty. Would it have taken this long to even consider had it been the Air Force, Army, Marines or Navy that were going without pay? Highly unlikely.