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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1349

To provide that the rate of military basic pay for the Senior Enlisted 
     Advisors to the commanders of the combatant commands shall be 
 equivalent to the rate of military basic pay for the Senior Enlisted 
  Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 14, 2017

Mrs. Ernst (for herself and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; 
  which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
To provide that the rate of military basic pay for the Senior Enlisted 
     Advisors to the commanders of the combatant commands shall be 
 equivalent to the rate of military basic pay for the Senior Enlisted 
  Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 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 ``Leadership Recognition Act''.

SEC. 2. RATE OF MILITARY BASIC PAY FOR THE SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISORS TO 
              THE COMMANDERS OF THE COMBATANT COMMANDS.

    (a) In General.--Effective for months beginning on or after January 
1, 2017, the rate of monthly basic pay for the Senior Enlisted Advisors 
to the commanders of the combatant commands shall be equivalent to the 
rate of monthly basic pay for the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the 
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Effective with respect to months 
beginning on or after January 1, 2017, footnote 2 accompanying the 
enlisted members pay table in section 601(c) of the John Warner 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 
109-364; 120 Stat. 2245; 37 U.S.C. 1009 note) is amended by striking 
``or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of 
Staff'' and inserting ``Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the 
Joint Chiefs of Staff, or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the commander of a 
combatant command''.

SEC. 3. REPORT ON INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL SENIOR ENLISTED MEMBERS AMONG 
              ENLISTED MEMBERS ENTITLED TO ELEVATED RATE OF MILITARY 
              BASIC PAY.

    (a) Report Required.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to 
Congress a report setting forth an assessment of the advisability of 
including additional senior enlisted members of the Armed Forces among 
the most senior enlisted members of the Armed Forces who are entitled 
to an elevated rate of military basic pay by reason of footnote 2 
accompanying the enlisted members pay table in section 601(c) of the 
John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 
(Public Law 109-364; 120 Stat. 2245; 37 U.S.C. 1009 note) and related 
guidance (including the material commonly appearing as footnote 4 
accompanying the annual military pay tables published by the Defense 
Finance and Accounting Service).
    (b) Members or Categories of Members.--If the Secretary determines 
that the inclusion of any additional enlisted members or categories of 
enlisted members as described in subsection (a) is advisable, the 
report under that subsection shall specify such additional members or 
categories of members.

SEC. 4. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY OF PRESIDENT TO DETERMINE ALTERNATIVE 
              PAY ADJUSTMENT IN ANNUAL BASIC PAY OF MEMBERS OF THE 
              UNIFORMED SERVICES.

    (a) Modification.--Section 1009(e) of title 37, United States Code, 
is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``or serious economic 
        conditions affecting the general welfare'';
            (2) by striking paragraph (2); and
            (3) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2).
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) shall 
take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, and--
            (1) if the date of the enactment of this Act occurs before 
        September 1 of a year, shall apply with respect to plans for 
        alternative pay adjustments for any year beginning after such 
        year; and
            (2) if the date of the enactment of this Act occurs after 
        August 31 of a year, shall apply with respect to plans for 
        alternative pay adjustments for any year beginning after the 
        year following such year.
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