Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after Senate passage of the Pay Our Military Act (H.R. 3210):
“Yesterday, the House passed the Pay Our Military Act, which ensures pay for members of the Armed Forces will not be affected in the event of a government shutdown. Now that the Senate has passed our bill, I urge President Obama to sign it into law immediately. As I have said from the beginning, shutting down the federal government is terrible policy that will impact thousands of Arkansans, and I continue to do everything I can to keep the government open.”
H.R. 3210 provides a direct appropriation to pay the salaries and allowances to members of the Armed Forces (including active duty, reserve and the Coast Guard) during any period in FY 2014 in which interim or full year appropriations bills are not in effect. It also provides pay to civilian employees and contractors engaged in support of the Armed Forces during the same period.