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Members of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday accused the Pentagon of deliberately ignoring the Pay Our Military Act by keeping thousands of Defense Department civilians on furlough while the bulk of the workforce returned to work on Monday.
U.S. troops and their families are feeling the second-week effects of the government shutdown which has crippled the machine responsible for moving entire households.
All active-duty troops will receive their usual pay and allowances on time for the mid-month pay period on Oct. 15, and the check will likely include most incentive pays and re-enlistment bonuses, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.