Congress Agreed On One Thing: Military Gets Paid

military_paid_2013Washington (CNN) – Despite bitter partisanship that threatened a government shutdown, Congress actually managed to come together to pass one bill on Monday –unanimously, at that.

The Senate signed off on a House-approved measure to ensure members of the military would continue to get paid if congressional wrangling over spending and Obamacare resulted in a shutdown.

President Barack Obama signed the bill late Monday night.

“Those of you in uniform will remain on your normal duty status.  The threats to our national security have not changed, and we need you to be ready for any contingency,” he said in a video address that aired after midnight on Armed Forces Television. “If you’re serving in harm’s way, we’re going to make sure you have what you need to succeed in your missions.”
 

Source: Political Ticker

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