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WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee said the Senate should pass the House bill that guarantees active duty military members will get paid in the event of a government shutdown.

“Senator Reid shouldn’t be allowed to negotiate by threatening to withhold payments to our military members.  The current fight in Washington is about whether or not Congress will act to protect the American people from Obamacare.  Our differences on that issue should not put at risk payments to our military.  They should be fully funded immediately.”

The House passed the military pay bill unanimously on Saturday night.  Instead of reconvening the Senate on Sunday as some had called for, Senator Reid chose to wait until Monday afternoon to call the Senate back into session, increasing the possibility that the fight over Obamacare could put military pay in jeopardy.