Despite Signing Pay Our Military Act, White House Using DOD Workers to Play Political Games |

Yesterday the president signed the Pay Our Military Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), which ensures America’s troops, reservists, and the DOD civilian employees who support them are paid during this government shutdown caused by Senate Democrats.  So far, the Defense Department has narrowly interpreted the measure – against congressional intent – and decided to furlough DOD civilian employees who support our troops.  Today, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel asking for clarification about why the Department has furloughed these employees.  Here is the letter below:

Chairman McKeon Letter to Sec. Hagel on Pay Our Military Act