DOD Tests Limits Of Law That Pays Troops During Shutdown

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that his legal team is exploring the limits of a new military pay law that was quickly passed Monday, seeking to find some flexibility to pay civilian employees and contractors that support military operations during the government shutdown.

The government began shutting down Tuesday after House Republicans tried to tie future short-term appropriations to a measure that would delay the implementation of Obamacare. The House and Senate remained deeply divided on whether to pass the House appropriations or the Senate's...
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