IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 30, 2013
Mr. Sanders (for himself, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Begich, Mr. Tester, and Mr. Blumenthal) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations
Making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits and services in the event of a Government shutdown.
This Act may be cited as the
Protecting Those Who Protected Us Act of 2013
Continuing appropriations for veterans benefits and services
There are hereby appropriated for fiscal year 2014, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for any period during which interim or full-year appropriations for fiscal year 2014 are not in effect, such sums as are necessary to administer and provide benefits and services to veterans, dependents, and survivors provided under chapters 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 23, 30, 31, 33, 35, and 39 of title 38, United States Code.
Appropriations and funds made available and authority granted pursuant to this Act shall be available until whichever of the following first occurs:
The enactment into law of an appropriation (including a continuing appropriation) for any purpose for which amounts are made available in section 2.
The enactment into law of the applicable regular or continuing appropriations resolution or other Act without any appropriation for such purpose.
January 1, 2015.