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First District Congressman Praises Passage of Military Pay Law

While a government shutdown continues to seem more likely with each passing hour, one thing that may not be shut down is a steady paycheck for US Military personnel. Today ( Sunday)  the House passed the Pay Our Military Act. Congressman Jack Kingston praises the move in a news release sent out this weekend. The release states in part:

"Two years ago when the government faced the prospect of a shutdown, Congressman Louie Gohmert and I launched an effort to prevent pay interruptions for service members in the event of a funding lapse.  That proposal passed the House unanimously this morning.

The Pay Our Military Act authorizes the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security to pay without interruption the 1.4 million Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who put their lives on the line every day in the defense of this great country."

Kingston goes on to say that the bill makes sure that members of the U.S. military do not suffer for Washington's failure to act. The bill passed in the House by 420 to 0.  It still remains to be seen whether the bill will actually become law.

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