Sunday, September 29, 2013

House passes military pay bill tied to government shutdown

House passes military pay bill tied to government shutdown

Reuters – 1 hr 9 mins ago


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. military would continue to be paid in the event of a government shutdown under a bill passed on Sunday by the Republican-led House of Representatives.
House Republicans drafted the measure as part of a threat to shut down the government this week unless implementation of President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 healthcare law was delayed for a year.
Democrats backed the bill but complained that it ignores the value of other federal workers who would be laid off in case of a government shutdown.
The House passed the military pay bill unanimously.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Paul Simao)

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