This bill — known as the Pay Our Troops Act — would ensure that military personnel are paid during any lapse in funding that causes a partial government shutdown during fiscal year 2018. It would provide pay to active duty members of the Armed Forces; the reserves for any inactive duty training during the period; along with civilian personnel and contractors at the Dept. of Defense (DOD) and the Dept. of Homeland Security (in the Coast Guard’s case) who the agency’s respective secretary determines are providing support to active duty military personnel.
Funds made available under this authority would be available until whichever of the following occurs first:
The enactment of appropriations to fund the military;
The enactment of the applicable regular or continuing appropriations;
January 1, 2019.