Text: S.1541 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/24/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1541

To appropriate such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, and supporting civilian and contractor personnel continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a Governmentwide shutdown occurs, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 24, 2013

Mr. Udall of Colorado (for himself and Mr. Moran) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations


A BILL

To appropriate such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, and supporting civilian and contractor personnel continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a Governmentwide shutdown occurs, and for other purposes.

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 “Military Pay Protection Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Emergency appropriation of funds to provide pay and allowances for members of the Armed Forces and supporting civilian and contractor personnel during Governmentwide shutdown.

During a Governmentwide shutdown, the Secretary of the Treasury shall make available to the Secretary of Defense (and the Secretary of Homeland Security in the case of the Coast Guard), out of any amounts in the general fund of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amounts as the Secretary of Defense (and the Secretary of Homeland Security in the case of the Coast Guard) determines to be necessary to continue to provide the following:

(1) Pay and allowances (without interruption) to the following:

(A) Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, including reserve components thereof, who perform active service during the funding gap.

(B) At the discretion of the Secretary of Defense, such civilian personnel of the Department of Defense who are providing support to the members of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1) as the Secretary considers appropriate.

(C) At the discretion of the Secretary of Defense, such personnel of contractors of the Department of Defense who are providing direct support to the members of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1) as the Secretary considers appropriate.

(2) Funding necessary to prevent interruptions or delays in the performance of domestic disaster relief and recovery operations.

SEC. 3. Governmentwide shutdown defined.

In this Act, the term “Governmentwide shutdown” means any portion of a fiscal year during which none of the appropriation bills for the fiscal year have become law and an Act or joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year is not in effect.