Text: H.R.3232 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/02/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3232

To amend the Pay Our Military Act to ensure that all civilian and contractor employees of the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard and all members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces are paid in the event of a Government shutdown.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 2, 2013

Mr. Cook (for himself, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Turner, Mr. Runyan, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Cole, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Jones, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Denham, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Joyce, and Mr. Stewart) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations


A BILL

To amend the Pay Our Military Act to ensure that all civilian and contractor employees of the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard and all members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces are paid in the event of a Government shutdown.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Support Our Armed Forces Act”.

SEC. 2. Continuing appropriations for employees and contractors of Department of Defense and reserve component personnel.

(a) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) all Department of Defense and Coast Guard civilian employees, including military technicians (dual status), and all defense contractor employees serve to provide vital support to the Armed Forces; and

(2) all members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training or annual training during a Government shutdown should be paid for performing such duty, just as other members of the Armed Forces who perform active service will be paid.

(b) Amendments To Pay Our Military Act.—Subsection (a) of section 2 of the Pay Our Military Act (HR 3210 of the 113th Congress) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) by striking “members” and inserting “all members”; and

(B) by inserting “, inactive-duty training, or annual training” after “active service”;

(2) in paragraph (2)—

(A) by striking “the civilian personnel” and inserting “all civilian personnel”; and

(B) by striking “whom the Secretary concerned determines are providing support to members of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1)” and inserting “, including military technicians (dual status), non-dual status technicians, and federally reimbursed State civilian employees supporting the National Guard”; and

(3) in paragraph (3)—

(A) by striking “pay and allowances to” and inserting “compensation to all employees of”; and

(B) by striking “whom the Secretary concerned determines are providing support to members of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1)” and inserting “who are performing activities under a contract with the Department of Defense (or the Department of Homeland Security in the case of the Coast Guard)”.

(c) Conforming amendments.—Such section is further amended—

(1) by striking “(a) In General.—”; and

(2) by striking subsection (b).