Text: H.J.Res.91 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-44 (10/10/2013)
[113th Congress Public Law 44]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 127 STAT. 555]]
Public Law 113-44
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,
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-
[[Page 127 STAT. 556]]
Sec. 102. Appropriations made by section 101 shall be available to
the extent and in the manner that would be provided by the pertinent
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
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:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
Oct. 9, considered and passed House.
Oct. 10, considered and passed Senate.