LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced his support for the Pay Our Military Act, a bill that would guarantee military personnel receive regular paychecks and related compensation in the event of a government shutdown. The bill would also allow most Department of Defense civilians and some contractors to go back to work, provided that they directly support uniformed personnel, and provides for death benefits for service members killed overseas.
“Congress’s failure to govern responsibly shouldn’t mean that our military personnel go without pay,” said Senator King. “In the event that Congressional leadership is unable to avoid a shutdown before tonight’s deadline, I hope that we can all come together to protect the livelihoods of our men and women in uniform.”
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