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09/30/2013 11:28 pm ET

Obama Signs Bill To Protect Military Pay In Case Of Government Shutdown

AP

President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday that will protect military pay in the case of any government shutdown.

The bill passed the Senate unanimously earlier on Monday after passing the House on Sunday morning.

The Pay Our Military Act was signed just two hours before a midnight government shutdown. After a government funding bill was vollied between the House and the Senate Monday evening, the House decided not to pass a "clean" funding bill in time to stave off a shutdown.

The new bill will protect pay and allowances for members of the Armed Forces when the government shuts down at midnight.

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