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Public Law No: 113-44 (10/10/2013)




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Public Law 113-44
113th Congress

                            Joint Resolution


 
   Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related 
survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of 
     the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, and for other 
          purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 10, 2013 -  [H.J. Res. 91]>> 

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Department of Defense 
Survivor Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.>>  That 
the following sums are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for death gratuities and related 
benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the 
Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, 
namely:

    Sec. 101. (a) Such amounts as may be necessary, at a rate for 
operations as provided for fiscal year 2013 in the Department of Defense 
Appropriations Act, 2013 (division C of Public Law 113-6) and under the 
authority and conditions provided in such Act, for ``Operation and 
Maintenance'' and ``Military Personnel'' accounts for continuing the 
following projects and activities that are not otherwise specifically 
provided for in this joint resolution or the Pay Our Military Act 
(Public Law 113-39), and for which appropriations, funds, or other 
authority were made available by the Department of Defense 
Appropriations Act, 2013:
            (1) The payment of a death gratuity under sections 1475-1477 
        and 1489 of title 10, United States Code.
            (2) The payment or reimbursement for funeral and burial 
        expenses authorized under sections 1481 and 1482 of title 10, 
        United States Code.
            (3) The payment or reimbursement of authorized funeral 
        travel and travel related to the dignified transfer of remains 
        and unit memorial services under section 481f of title 37, 
        United States Code.
            (4) The temporary continuation of a basic allowance of 
        housing for dependents of members dying on active duty, as 
        authorized by section 403(l) of title 37, United States Code.

    (b) The rate for operations provided by subsection (a) for each 
program or activity shall be calculated to reflect the full amount of 
any reduction required in fiscal year 2013 pursuant to--
            (1) any provision of division G of the Consolidated and 
        Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6), 
        including section 3004; and
            (2) the Presidential sequestration order dated March 1, 
        2013, except as attributable to budget authority made available 
        by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-
        2).

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    Sec. 102. Appropriations made by section 101 shall be available to 
the extent and in the manner that would be provided by the pertinent 
appropriations Act.
    Sec. 103. <<NOTE: Expiration date.>>  Unless otherwise provided for 
in this joint resolution or in the applicable appropriations Act for 
fiscal year 2014, appropriations and funds made available and authority 
granted pursuant to this joint resolution shall be available until 
whichever of the following first occurs: (1) the enactment into law of 
an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint 
resolution; (2) the enactment into law of the applicable appropriations 
Act for fiscal year 2014 without any provision for such project or 
activity; or (3) December 15, 2013.

    Sec. 104.  Expenditures made pursuant to this joint resolution shall 
be charged to the applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization 
whenever a bill in which such applicable appropriation, fund, or 
authorization is contained is enacted into law.
    Sec. 105.  This joint resolution shall be implemented so that only 
the most limited funding action of that permitted in the joint 
resolution shall be taken in order to provide for continuation of 
projects and activities.
    Sec. 106.  It is the sense of Congress that this joint resolution 
may also be referred to as the ``Honoring the Families of Fallen 
Soldiers Act''.
     This joint resolution may be cited as the ``Department of Defense 
Survivor Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014''.

    Approved October 10, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.J. Res. 91:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            Oct. 9, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 10, considered and passed Senate.

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