H. R. 1362
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 4, 2011
Mr. Yoder introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To ensure that members of the Armed Forces continue to receive their pay and allowances despite a shutdown of the Federal Government and in the event that the debt of the United States Government reaches the statutory limit.
Continuation of pay and allowances for members of the Armed Forces
Continuation during any Federal Government shutdown
From amounts in the general fund of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer to the Secretary of Defense (and the Secretary of Homeland Security in the case of the Coast Guard) such amounts as are necessary to provide pay and allowances to members of the Armed Forces, including reserve component members, who perform active service during any funding gap during fiscal year 2011 when interim or full-year appropriations for the personnel accounts of the Armed Forces have not been enacted.
Continuation despite reaching statutory debt limit
Members of the Armed Forces, including reserve component members, shall continue to be paid their pay and allowances even if the debt of the United States Government, as defined in section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, reaches the statutory limit. The obligation of the Secretary of Defense (and the Secretary of Homeland Security in the case of the Coast Guard) to provide such pay and allowances shall take priority over all other obligations incurred by the Government of the United States.