I’m sure you’re all aware of what’s happening in Washington, D.C. Despite bipartisan support for a budget resolution, a minority in the Senate has decided to play politics with military pay. But you deserve better. You and your families shouldn’t have to worry for one minute about whether you’re going to get paid as you serve in the uniform of the United States. The President, the Vice President, and the American people are not going to put up with it.” – Mike Pence, speaking today to US troops in Syria.
Below watch Republican Majority Leader object to and block an amendment to continue to pay the U.S. Military during the Trump Shutdown of 2018.
Early this morning, @clairecmc tried to pass a bill to guarantee military pay and death benefits in the #TrumpShutdown.
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell: I object. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/n3a7RBaxzi
— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) January 20, 2018