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

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 3232 Introduced in House (IH)]

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.


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                    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

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                                 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).
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