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Gohmert Introduces The Armed Services Always Paid Act

This legislation ensures military pay will continue during any government shutdown

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Washington, January 16, 2019 | comments

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today on his bill, The Armed Services Always Paid Act (ASAP Act), which ensures that any time there is a government shutdown, all of the military continue to receive their pay without any stoppage:

“On behalf of our nation’s military, I have filed again in this session of Congress a bill that will make certain that any time there is a government shutdown, the pay of our military men and women will continue without any stoppage. It continues to force Congress members on both sides of the aisle to consider the situation of our defenders. 

The Armed Services Always Paid Act (ASAP Act) puts military pay on automatic pilot like our seniors’ social security payments. It would mean that when our heroes are in life or death situations fighting for our country, they do not have to be distracted by whether or not their loved ones will have money that month. In the current shutdown, most of the military is getting paid, but this would ensure that all of the military are paid timely.

“It is important to protect those who fight so fearlessly to protect us.”

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