29 Sep '15, 6pm

Bill would protect troop pay during shutdown: A newly introduced House bill would ensure the…

An airman logs into myPay to check her leave and earnings statement for her paycheck at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Krystal Jeffers/U.S. Air Force Related Defense authorization bill unveiled amid opposition from Democrats The $612-billion legislation calls for an historic overhaul of a retirement system that moves servicemembers into a hybrid, 401(k)-style system and increases in Tricare copays for prescription medicines. Senate vote propels stopgap spending bill; more votes loom The Senate is on track to pass a spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this week over the opposition of the most hardline conservative Republicans. DOD: No troop pay, civilians could be furloughed if government shuts down Troops will not get paychecks and Defense Department civilians could be furloughed if Congress fails to pass a new federal budget and the government shuts down...

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