U.S. House passes military pay bill tied to government shutdown

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. militarywould continue to be paid in the event of a government shutdownunder a bill passed on Sunday by the Republican-led House ofRepresentatives.

House Republicans drafted the measure as part of a threat toshut down the government this week unless implementation ofPresident Barack Obama's landmark 2010 healthcare law wasdelayed for a year.

Democrats backed the bill but complained that it ignores thevalue of other federal workers who would be laid off in case ofa government shutdown.

The House passed the military pay bill unanimously.

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