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:

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.