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February 6, 2016

Military Paychecks Could Be Delayed

Stars and Stripes reports that “military troops, including those in conflict zones, may have their paychecks delayed if elected officials in Washington can’t work out a deal to fund government operations in the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1, the Pentagon said Monday.”

“Large numbers of civilians could be temporarily furloughed, however, and it would require an act of Congress for them to get retroactive pay.”

“In a memo sent late Monday, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told DOD employees that the White House Office of Management and Budget had directed the Pentagon update its plans for a shutdown, as reported by Stars and Stripes last week.”

Deputy Sec. Carter’s memo can be found here.

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  1. Diogenesxxx

    September 25, 2013
    4:53 am

    Contrary to the headline, this story has nothing to do with sequestration.

  2. 1DUKEZ

    October 14, 2013
    4:03 pm

    It’s always the same BS. No specific direct statement but one with could, may, should, I believe.and, so on. I think the shut down may double the Militaries pay. DOD could feel so bad about the uncertainty created in the military by the shutdown, they may decide to give everyone a bonus.

    See how easy it is to BS the country.

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