The question of military pay was a sticking point for many with regard to a possible government shutdown. Now comes word that the Senate has unanimously passed the House’s bill ensuring that, in the event of a shutdown, members of our armed forces will continue to be paid:
Agreement: Senate passed House bill to require US military personnel be paid even if there's a Govt shutdown. Goes to pres for signature.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 30, 2013
@SenTedCruz "commends" @Sentorreid now for permitting military paychecks to go forward if shutdown
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) September 30, 2013
BREAKING: Per a White House official, Obama WILL sign the Pay Our Military Act to keep military paid in event of shutdown
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 30, 2013
More from The Hill:
H.R. 3210 would appropriate funds to pay the military at any time in 2014 when appropriations are not in effect, such as during a government shutdown. It also allows the government to keep paying civilian personnel and contractors that the Defense Department deems to be helping the military. The measure now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature.
Hopefully President Obama will sign it quickly.
As he should. RT @ZekeJMiller: BREAKING: Per WH official, Obama WILL sign Pay Our Military Act to keep military paid in event of shutdown
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) September 30, 2013
— Amber Smith (@AmberSmithUSA) September 30, 2013