H.R.4852 - Pay Our Protectors Not Our Politicians Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] (Introduced 01/19/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations; House Administration; Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/19/2018 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4852 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/19/2018)
Pay Our Protectors Not Our Politicians Act of 2018
This bill provides FY2018 appropriations for military pay during any period in which interim or full-year appropriations for FY2018 are not in effect.
The appropriations provided by this bill are available until the earlier of: (1) the enactment into law of specified appropriations legislation, or (2) January 1, 2019.
The bill provides continuing appropriations for pay and allowances of:
- members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components, who perform active service;
- members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training;
- civilian personnel or contractors of the Department of Defense (and the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] in the case of the Coast Guard) who are providing support to members of the Armed Forces; and
- DHS employees who are performing national security activities.
It also provides continuing appropriations for payments related to:
- death gratuities,
- funeral and burial expenses,
- authorized funeral travel and travel related to the dignified transfer of remains and unit memorial services, and
- the temporary continuation of a basic allowance of housing for dependents of members dying on active duty.
The bill also prohibits Members of Congress from being paid when a government shutdown is in effect during the 116th and succeeding Congresses. During the 115th Congress, congressional pay must be withheld during a government shutdown and released at the end of the Congress.