H.R. 3230: Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act

H.R. 3230

Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act

Sponsor
Rep. Hal Rogers

Date
October 2, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 the House will begin consideration of the Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act under a rule.  The bill was introduced on October 2, 2013 by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Bill Summary

The Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act provides funding for the pay and allowances of military personnel in the reserve component who are in inactive status.  Funds are available until another appropriations bill (such as a regular bill or CR) is enacted for these operations or January 1, 2015.

Background

On September 30, 2013 the President signed into law H.R. 3210, which provided a direct appropriation to pay the salaries and allowances to members of the Armed Forces (including active duty reserves and the Coast Guard) during any period in FY 2014 in which interim or full year appropriations bills are not in effect.  The bill also provided the same authority to the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security to pay civilian employees and contractors engaged in support of the Armed Forces during the same period.

 

The Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act will ensure that military reserve personnel who perform inactive-duty training also receive pay and allowances.  

Cost

CBO reported that enacting H.R. 3230 would result in budget authority of $5.0 billion.