Washington, D.C. — Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored S. 2835, the Pay Our Military Act of 2023 and called on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to bring it to the floor without delay.
The bill would ensure America’s military service members serving in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, and Space Force are paid in the event of a government shutdown in Fiscal Year 2024.
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 bill was originally introduced by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and is also led by Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Sen. Budd said in a statement:
“As critical budget negotiations continue in Washington, military servicemembers and their families shouldn’t have to worry about putting food on the table in the event of a government shutdown. I support Senator Sullivan’s common sense bill to prevent that from happening. For the sake of our men and women in uniform, I call on Senator Schumer to bring this bill to the floor immediately.”