30 Sep '13, 12pm

#Military pay for 1.4 million at risk under #government #shutdown - @BarbaraStarrCNN reports here:

The threat of a government shutdown could mean no paychecks for America’s 1.4 million military personnel and their families, but a bill unanimously passed by the House could change that. It guarantees military pay even during a shutdown, but the bill still has to pass the Senate, causing concern among some military families. “Many live paycheck-to-paycheck,” CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Star reports. “The Senate has yet to act, but for America's veterans the outlook is more dire because of the other crisis: raising the debt ceiling before the government runs out of money.” “...If it goes longer than a few weeks, if Congress can’t get its act together, this could hurt millions of veterans who count on these benefits for part of their care and services,” says Tom Tarantino of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Disability payments, which more than three milli...

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