WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis co-sponsored the Pay Our Military Act of 2023, legislation to ensure that America’s military servicemembers—Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and Space Force—are paid in the event of a government shutdown.
The legislation would appropriate funds to pay members of the Armed Forces, including reservists, if a temporary or full-year federal funding bill is not passed and signed by October 1. The Pay Our Military Act would also fund the pay of civilian Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel and contractors whom each department’s respective secretary determines are “providing support to members of the Armed Forces.”
“In the event of a government shutdown, the brave men and women who serve our country should not be forced to go without a paycheck,” said Senator Tillis. “I’m proud to co-sponsor this legislation to set politics aside and ensure servicemembers are paid.”