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Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act

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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 funding gap caused by the failure to enact interim or full-year appropriations for the Armed Forces occurs, which results in the furlough of non-emergency personnel and the curtailment of Government activities and services.


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04/06/2017Introduced in Senate

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04/06/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Appropriations04/06/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (04/06/2017)

Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act

This bill provides appropriations for military pay and allowances during a funding gap impacting the Armed Forces.

Under the bill, a "funding gap" is any period of time after the beginning of a fiscal year for which interim or full-year appropriations for the personnel accounts of the Armed Forces for that fiscal year have not been enacted.

If a funding gap occurs, the bill provides appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (in the case of the Coast Guard) to continue to provide pay and allowances (without interruption) to:

  • members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, including reserve components, who perform active service during the funding gap;
  • at the discretion of DOD, civilian DOD personnel who are providing support to the members of the Armed Forces who perform active service during the funding gap; and
  • at the discretion of DOD, personnel of DOD contractors who are providing direct support to the members of the Armed Forces who perform active service during the funding gap.