S. 855 (112th): Pay Our Troops Act


Apr 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Debbie Stabenow

Senator from Michigan



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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to make available such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, 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.

Summary (CRS)

4/14/2011--Introduced.Pay Our Troops Act - Requires the Secretary of the Treasury, during a federal funding gap impacting the Armed Forces, to transfer to the Secretary of Defense (DOD), and the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 14, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 855”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (7D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 2496 (Related)
Payment Reliability for our Obligations to Military and Investors to Secure Essential Stability Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 12, 2011

H.R. 1551 (Related)
Guarantee Paychecks for America’s Military Families Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 14, 2011

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