According to National Security Spokesman John Kirby, American servicemembers, including reservists on active duty, will not be paid during the looming potential government shutdown. American military and financial assistance to Ukraine, however, will continue uninterrupted.
House Republicans are attempting to pass provisions that would ensure all troops and civilian contractors on military bases that staff commissaries and the post exchanges would also be covered.
Service members will continue to report for duty, though they will not get paid during a shutdown. And many of the hundreds of thousands of civilians who work for the Department of Defense will likely be furloughed, says White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby.
Separately, the Department of Defense says post and base services would be closed or limited, while elective surgeries and procedures in its medical and dental facilities would have to be postponed. Commissaries would remain open overseas but close in the U.S.
And certain Pentagon activities, like operational planning and military recruitment, will be paused.
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