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H.R. 4793: Pay Our Troops Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 16, 2018 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4793

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations

A BILL

To make continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a shutdown of the Federal Government.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pay Our Troops Act of 2018.

2.

Continuing appropriations for members of the Armed Forces

(a)

In general

There are hereby appropriated for fiscal year 2018, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for any period during which interim or full-year appropriations for fiscal year 2018 are not in effect—

(1)

such sums as are necessary to provide pay and allowances to members of the Armed Forces (as defined in section 101(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code), including reserve components thereof, who perform active service during such period, including Active Guard and Reserve duty under section 328 of title 32, United States Code;

(2)

such sums as are necessary to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces (as named in section 10101 of title 10, United States Code) who perform inactive-duty training (as defined in section 101(d)(7) of such title) during such period;

(3)

such sums as are necessary to provide pay and allowances to the civilian personnel of the Department of Defense (and the Department of Homeland Security in the case of the Coast Guard) whom the Secretary concerned determines are providing support to members of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1); and

(4)

such sums as are necessary to provide pay and allowances to contractors of the Department of Defense (and the Department of Homeland Security in the case of the Coast Guard) whom the Secretary concerned determines are providing support to members of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1).

(b)

Secretary concerned defined

In this section, the term Secretary concerned means—

(1)

the Secretary of Defense with respect to matters concerning the Department of Defense; and

(2)

the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to matters concerning the Coast Guard.

3.

Termination

Appropriations and funds made available and authority granted pursuant to this Act shall be available until whichever of the following first occurs: (1) the enactment into law of an appropriation (including a continuing appropriation) for any purpose for which amounts are made available in section 2; (2) the enactment into law of the applicable regular or continuing appropriations resolution or other Act without any appropriation for such purpose; or (3) January 1, 2019.