Summary: H.R.4852 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4852. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.