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(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on February 9, 2018. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Continuing Appropriations Amendments Act, 2018
(Sec. 101) This bill amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 to: (1) compensate employees furloughed as a result of any lapse in appropriations which began on or about February 9, 2018; and (2) ratify and approve certain obligations incurred in anticipation of the appropriations and authority provided by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018.
(Sec. 102) The bill also specifies that the time covered by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 includes the period that began on or about February 9, 2018, during which there was a lapse in appropriations.
the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen
Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
Sec. 101. The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (division D of Public Law 115–56) is further amended by inserting after section 165 the following new section:
“Sec. 166. (a) Employees furloughed as a result of any lapse in appropriations which begins on or about February 9, 2018, shall be compensated at their standard rate of compensation, for the period of such lapse in appropriations, as soon as practicable after such lapse in appropriations ends.
“(1) a Federal employee;
“(2) an employee of the District of Columbia Courts;
“(3) an employee of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; or
“(4) a District of Columbia Government employee.
“(c) All obligations incurred in anticipation of the appropriations made and authority granted by this division for the purposes of maintaining the essential level of activity to protect life and property and bringing about orderly termination of Government functions, and for purposes as otherwise authorized by law, are hereby ratified and approved if otherwise in accord with the provisions of this division.”.
Sec. 102. For the purposes of division D of Public Law 115–56, the time covered by such division shall be considered to include the period which began on or about February 9, 2018, during which there occurred a lapse in appropriations.
This Act may be cited as the “Continuing Appropriations Amendments Act, 2018”.