January 22, 2018

With pending shutdown deal, servicemembers could avoid impact on pay

Featuring Lauren Fish

Source: Stars and Stripes

Journalist Claudia Grisales

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers seemed poised to approve a deal Monday to break their impasse that precipitated a federal government shutdown, servicemembers will likely see little impact to their paychecks and other concerns.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill appeared ready to resume talks to address long-running obstacles, from immigration plans to military funding instability.

“The work must go on,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Monday on the Senate floor in announcing the framework of a new temporary funding deal.

The military, along with the rest of the government, has operated off several short-term funding bills since the 2018 fiscal year started Oct. 1. It’s become a common practice for Congress to rely on the continuing resolutions until a full budget is approved.

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  • Lauren Fish

    Former Research Associate, Defense Program

    Lauren Fish is a former Research Associate with the Defense Program and Future of Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, ...