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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 19, 2018.
Pay Our Military Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2018
This joint resolution provides FY2018 continuing appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military pay, death gratuities, and related benefits for survivors of deceased members of the military. The funding is available until the earlier of September 30, 2018, or the enactment of specified appropriations legislation.
The joint resolution provides continuing appropriations for:
the payment of a death gratuity, the payment or reimbursement of funeral and burial expenses, the payment or reimbursement of authorized funeral travel and travel related to the dignified transfer of remains and unit memorial services, and the temporary continuation of a basic allowance of housing for dependents of members dying on active duty. It also provides continuing appropriations for pay and allowances of: (1) members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components, who perform active service during the period for which the funds are available; and (2) civilian personnel or contractors of DOD (and the Department of Homeland Security in the case of the Coast Guard) who are providing support to members of the Armed Forces.