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S. 3617: A bill to require payment of hazardous duty pay for members of the Armed Forces performing duty in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, and for other purposes.


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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 May 6, 2020.


This bill requires the Department of Defense to pay hazardous duty pay during 2020 to active-duty regular or reserve servicemembers for duty related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).

Such pay shall be

not less than $150 a month, retroactively applied, provided in addition to any other pay and allowances to which the member is entitled, and excluded as gross income for purposes of federal income taxation.