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Service Members Will Get Paid Through Holidays Under Continuing Resolution

For this episode of the Security Clearance Careers Podcast, we discuss a pretty common topic amongst government work: continuing resolutions. Operations for federal agencies are funded annually, but when appropriation bills are not passed by the start of the October 1 FY start, Congress uses a continuing resolution to temporarily fund the government for the short-term. Continuing resolutions are interim stopgaps, usually enacted to avoid a government shutdown.

More recently, the United States Senate pushed forward a bill that funds the government through a continuing resolution and will make sure that the DoD can continue working, and just as important during the holiday season, that service members will continue to get a paycheck.

This is the second time this year that we have avoided a government shutdown, but this has started to become a pattern over the last decade. Continuing resolutions may be short-term good news, but this repetition has some major implications and impact service members, civilian workers, and their families.

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