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H.R.3216: To ensure that members of the Armed Forces and Federal law enforcement officers continue to receive their pay and allowances despite a shutdown of the Federal Government or in the event that the debt of the United States Government reaches the statutory limit.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Jack Kingston, R-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Requires the Secretary of the Treasury, during any funding gap during FY2014 when interim or full-year appropriations for the following activities have not been enacted, from amounts in the general fund of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to transfer to the head of the appropriate executive agency such amounts as are necessary to continue payment of: (1) pay and allowances for members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components, on active duty; and (2) payment of salaries and benefits for sworn federal law enforcement officers.

Requires such payments to be given priority over all other federally incurred obligations in the event that the public debt reaches the statutory limit.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Oct. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Sept. 28, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Sept. 28, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
Sept. 28, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means