U.S. military urged Congress to release the military spending bill may be without pay or
Data Figure: U.S. soldiers prepare to perform military tasks, according to Xinhua News Agency Xinhua
14 U.S. Pentagon officials said that if Congress can not be before the summer recess in August by a total of $ 37 billion defense spending bill, the Defense Department does not rule out may take extreme measures, such as suspended military personnel wages.
“We hope and expect Congress to pass legislation, we must seriously start planning how to deal with the possibility of rejection of a bill.” Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said.
by Morrell to say, the bill was not adopted in the case, if not to take “stern measures”, the Army and Marine Corps accounts in August, “bottom.”
he said, the Defense Department will make every effort to continue to protect the United States to provide support to the troops.
“This may involve a number of us want to avoid extreme measures, such as the Department of Defense requires many hard-working staff we can not afford to pay their duties and other circumstances,” said Morrel, “but We will continue to complete the work, including in Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the world where we deploy troops. “
Defense Secretary Robert Gates earlier repeatedly urged Congress to pass the defense spending bill, but the bill has been was not adopted. Gates, 13, on Capitol Hill and Republican members of Congress held a closed-door talks on the bill.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said after: “Secretary Gates … … clearly tell us that we must pass the bill before the end of this month, he can not to force wages.”
Reuters in an unnamed Democrat as the source reports, Members will find a way to pass the bill, “we have to do so.”