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116th Congress    }                                  {   Rept. 116-110
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                  {          Part 1

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                 PAY OUR COAST GUARD PARITY ACT OF 2019

                                _______
                                

                 June 11, 2019.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. DeFazio, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 367]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 367) making appropriations for 
Coast Guard pay in the event an appropriations Act expires 
before the enactment of a new appropriations Act, having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment 
and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     3
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     3
Hearings.........................................................     3
Legislative History and Consideration............................     4
Committee Votes..................................................     4
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     4
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     4
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     4
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     8
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     8
Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
  Benefits.......................................................     8
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................     8
Preemption Clarification.........................................     8
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     9
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................     9
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................     9
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............    10

    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act of 
2019''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

  The Congress makes the following findings:
          (1) The Coast Guard is a military service and a branch of the 
        Armed Forces of the United States at all times regardless of 
        whether it operates as a service in the Department of Homeland 
        of Security or as a service in the Navy.
          (2) Notwithstanding respective appropriations and except as 
        otherwise provided in law, members of the Coast Guard should 
        receive treatment equitable to that of other members of the 
        Armed Forces with regard to pay and benefits.

SEC. 3. COAST GUARD PAY; CONTINUATION.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 27 of title 14, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 2780. Pay; continuation during lapse in appropriations.

  ``(a) In General.--In the case of any period in which there is a 
Coast Guard-specific funding lapse, there are appropriated such sums as 
may be necessary--
          ``(1) to provide pay and allowances to military members of 
        the Coast Guard, including the reserve component thereof, who 
        perform active service or inactive-duty training during such 
        period;
          ``(2) to provide pay and benefits to qualified civilian 
        employees of the Coast Guard;
          ``(3) to provide pay and benefits to qualified contract 
        employee of the Coast Guard;
          ``(4) to provide for----
                  ``(A) the payment of a death gratuity under sections 
                1475 through 1477 and 1489 of title 10, with respect to 
                members of the Coast Guard;
                  ``(B) the payment or reimbursement of authorized 
                funeral travel and travel related to the dignified 
                transfer of remains and unit memorial services under 
                section 481f of title 37, with respect to members of 
                the Coast Guard; and
                  ``(C) the temporary continuation of a basic allowance 
                of housing for dependents of members of the Coast Guard 
                dying on active duty, as authorized by section 403(1) 
                of title 37; and
          ``(5) to provide for Coast Guard retired pay, including the 
        payment of obligations otherwise chargeable to lapsed 
        appropriations for this purpose, payments under the Retired 
        Serviceman's Family Protection and Survivor Benefits Plans, 
        payment for career status bonuses, payment of continuation pay 
        under section 356 of title 37, concurrent receipts, combat-
        related special compensation, and payments for medical care of 
        retired personnel and their dependents under chapter 55 of 
        title 10.
  ``(b) Coast Guard-specific Funding Lapse.--For purposes of this 
section, a Coast Guard-specific funding lapse occurs in any case in 
which----
          ``(1) a general appropriation bill providing appropriations 
        for the Coast Guard for a fiscal year is not enacted before the 
        beginning of such fiscal year (and no joint resolution making 
        continuing appropriations for the Coast Guard is in effect); 
        and
          ``(2) a general appropriation bill providing appropriations 
        for the Department of Defense for such fiscal year is enacted 
        before the beginning of such fiscal year (or a joint resolution 
        making continuing appropriations for the Department of Defense 
        is in effect).
  ``(c) Termination.--Appropriations and funds made available and 
authority granted for any fiscal year for any purpose under subsection 
(a) shall be available until whichever of the following first occurs:
          ``(1) The enactment into law of an appropriation (including a 
        continuing appropriation) for such purpose.
          ``(2) The enactment into law of an appropriation (including a 
        continuing appropriation) for the Coast Guard without provision 
        for such purpose.
          ``(3) The termination of availability of appropriations for 
        the Department of Defense.
          ``(4) The date that is 180 days after the beginning of the 
        Coast Guard-specific funding lapse.
  ``(d) Rate for Operations; Applicability to Appropriation Acts.--
Appropriations made pursuant this section shall be available at a rate 
for operations and to the extent and in the manner that would be 
provided by the pertinent appropriations Act.
  ``(e) Charge to Future Appropriations.--Expenditures made pursuant to 
this section shall be charged to the applicable appropriation, fund, or 
authorization whenever a bill in which such applicable appropriation, 
fund, or authorization is enacted into law.
  ``(f) Apportionment.--Appropriations and funds made available by or 
authority granted under this section may be used without regard to the 
time limitations for submission and approval of apportionments set 
forth in section 1513 of title 31, but nothing in this section may be 
construed to waive any other provision of law governing the 
apportionment of funds.
  ``(g) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) The term `qualified civilian employee' means a civilian 
        employee of the Coast Guard whom the Commandant determines is--
        --
                  ``(A) providing support to members of the Coast Guard 
                or another Armed Force; or
                  ``(B) performing work as an excepted employee or an 
                employee performing emergency work, as those terms are 
                defined by the Office of Personnel Management.
          ``(2) The term `qualified contract employee of the Coast 
        Guard' means an individual performing work under a contract 
        whom the Commandant determines is----
                  ``(A) providing support to military members or 
                qualified civilian employees of the Coast Guard or 
                another Armed Force; or
                  ``(B) required to perform work during a lapse in 
                appropriations.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 27 of title 14, 
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

``2780. Pay; continuation during lapse in appropriations.''.

                         Purpose of Legislation

    The purpose of H.R. 367, as amended, the Pay Our Coast 
Guard Parity Act of 2019, is to amend title 14, United States 
Code, to provide permanent authority to appropriate funds for 
Coast Guard pay during a Coast Guard-specific funding lapse.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    Except when it operates as a service in the Navy, which has 
not happened since World War II, the U.S. Coast Guard operates 
as a service in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 
Therefore, it is the only U.S. Armed Force not funded through 
the Department of Defense (DoD). Instead, it is funded as a 
component under DHS. From mid-December 2018 to late January 
2019, a lapse in federal appropriations occurred for some 
federal agencies; including the Department of Homeland 
Security. Given that the DoD had already received a full-year 
appropriation prior to the lapse in appropriation, the Coast 
Guard was the only Armed Force not funded during the lapse in 
appropriation.

                                Hearings

    For the purposes of section 103(i) of H. Res. 6 of the 
116th Congress, the following hearing was used to develop or 
consider H.R. 367, as amended:
    The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation 
held a hearing on March 6, 2019, entitled, ``U.S. Maritime and 
Shipbuilding Industries: Strategies to Improve Regulation, 
Economic Opportunities, and Competitiveness.'' The Subcommittee 
received testimony from RADM Mark H. Buzby (USN Ret.), 
Administrator, Maritime Administration, Department of 
Transportation; RADM John Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for 
Prevention Policy, United States Coast Guard; RADM Michael A. 
Alfultis, President, State University of New York Maritime 
College; Mr. John E. Crowley, Jr., President, National 
Association of Waterfront Employers; Mr. Michael Roberts, 
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Crowley Maritime, 
testifying on behalf of American Maritime Partnership; Mr. 
Augustin Tellez, Executive Vice President, Seafarers 
International Union, testifying on behalf of American Maritime 
Officers, Masters, Mates and Pilots, and The Seafarers 
International Union; and Ms. Jennifer A. Carpenter, Executive 
President and Chief Operating Officer, The American Waterways 
Operators. Topics discussed included impacts of the recent 
government shutdown and lapse in appropriations on the Coast 
Guard workforce and the Coast Guard's regulatory missions.

                 Legislative History and Consideration

    H.R. 367 was introduced in the House on January 9, 2019, by 
Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Mast, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, and Mr. 
Garamendi; and referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Within the 
Committee, H.R. 367 was referred to the Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation.
    The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation 
was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 367 on March 
27, 2019.
    The Full Committee met in open session to consider H.R. 367 
on March 27, 2019, and ordered the measure to be reported 
favorably to the House, as amended, by voice vote, with a 
quorum present.
    The Committee took the following actions:
    An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. 
DeFazio, (#1); was AGREED TO by voice vote.

                            Committee Votes

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each record vote 
on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against.
    No recorded votes were requested during consideration of 
H.R. 367, as amended.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 367, as amended, 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                      Washington, DC, May 28, 2019.
Hon. Peter A. DeFazio,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 367, the Pay Our 
Coast Guard Parity Act of 2019.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Megan 
Carroll.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

[GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT]
    

    Bill summary: Under current law, most of the Coast Guard's 
personnel-related spending is subject to appropriation. H.R. 
367 would provide mandatory funding for pay, allowances, and 
benefits for certain personnel in the event of a lapse in 
discretionary appropriations for its activities. Under the 
bill, that authority would be triggered only if discretionary 
appropriations for the Department of Defense (DoD) were in 
place for the current year and would be available for a maximum 
of 180 days in any fiscal year.
    Estimated Federal cost: The estimated budgetary effect of 
H.R. 367 is shown in Table 1. The costs of the legislation fall 
within budget functions 050 (national defense) and 400 
(transportation).

                                                    TABLE 1.--ESTIMATED BUDGETARY EFFECTS OF H.R. 367
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                                                                                By fiscal year, millions of dollars--
                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              2019   2020    2021    2022    2023    2024    2025    2026    2027    2028    2029   2019-2024  2019-2029
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                                                              Increases in Direct Spending
 
Estimated Budget Authority.................      0   2,698   2,774   2,857   2,940   3,024   3,108   3,193   3,280   3,370   3,460    14,294     30,706
Estimated Outlays..........................      0   2,698   2,774   2,857   2,940   3,024   3,108   3,193   3,280   3,370   3,460    14,294     30,706
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Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.

    Basis of estimate: Under H.R. 367, mandatory appropriations 
would be available, under certain circumstances, to provide pay 
and allowances to military members of the USCG (including 
active-duty members and reservists). The bill also would allow 
the service to provide pay and benefits to civilian and 
contract employees who the Commandant determines are eligible 
for that compensation. That latter group would include people 
who support the USCG or other armed forces, are excepted from 
furlough, or perform emergency work.
    Spending under H.R. 367 could only occur if future laws 
providing appropriations for DoD were in place. In that sense, 
such spending could be considered to be contingent on--and 
attributable to--future legislation. On the other hand, if 
DoD's funding were already in place prior to a lapse in 
discretionary funding for the USCG, the authorities specified 
in H.R. 367 would automatically take effect in the absence of 
any future legislation. Moreover, in CBO's view, H.R. 367 would 
change current law by authorizing the USCG to obligate funds in 
the absence of future legislation. As a result, for this 
estimate, CBO has classified the potential budgetary effects of 
H.R. 367 as an increase in direct spending.
    Direct spending: Using information from the USCG about the 
expected costs of providing pay, allowances, and benefits in 
2019, CBO estimates that outlays for those purposes will total 
about $5 billion for the fiscal year. That amount includes 
roughly $4 billion in pay and allowances for military personnel 
(including active-duty members and reservists) and nearly $1 
billion for pay and benefits for civilian employees. In 
addition, CBO estimates that payments to USCG contractors in 
2019 will include about $120 million in personnel-related 
costs. That estimate is based on information from DoD about the 
proportion of its personnel that typically are engaged through 
contracts to perform work or services in support of military 
functions.
    Under H.R. 367, CBO estimates new direct spending for the 
USCG's personnel-related costs would total roughly $2.7 billion 
in 2020 and $30.7 billion over the 2020-2029 period. That 
estimate reflects 180 days' worth of costs that CBO expects 
could be incurred in each of the next 10 years. It incorporates 
CBO's projections of annual increases to military and civilian 
pay, and it accounts for information from the USCG about 
anticipated growth in the service's force strength.
    In addition to providing mandatory appropriations for pay, 
allowances, and benefits to current USCG employees and 
contractors, H.R. 367 would provide funding for retirement 
benefits to USCG retirees. Under current law, although annual 
appropriation acts provide the budgetary resources needed to 
pay such benefits, spending for USCG retired pay--which is 
governed by underlying laws regarding military retirement that 
specify benefit formulas and eligibility criteria--is 
classified as mandatory. As a result, CBO estimates that 
enacting that provision of H.R. 367 would not affect direct 
spending.
    Spending subject to appropriation: If a lapse in 
discretionary appropriations triggers the authority under the 
bill, the resulting increases in mandatory funding under the 
bill would reduce the need for future appropriations to the 
USCG for pay, allowances, and benefits for affected personnel. 
However, because H.R. 367 would not affect the amount of 
funding authorized to be appropriated to the USCG in future 
years, this estimate does not reflect any potential reductions 
in spending subject to appropriation. (Under current law, no 
such authorizations have been enacted beyond 2019.)
    Uncertainty: Whether the authority provided under H.R. 367 
were triggered in the future, and the timing and magnitude of 
resulting direct spending, would depend on future legislative 
decisions of the Congress. As a result, CBO's estimate of 
additional direct spending under H.R. 367 is uncertain.
    For example, if the Congress were to continue to provide 
discretionary appropriations for the USCG in future years, 
direct spending under H.R. 367 would probably be much less than 
indicated in this estimate. Historically, lapses in 
discretionary appropriations have been relatively infrequent 
and short-lived. CBO has no basis, however, for predicting the 
timing or duration of future lapses in discretionary funding.
    In addition, the amount of mandatory budget authority 
provided under H.R. 367 would depend on the number of personnel 
who would receive compensation under the bill, which is 
uncertain. Overall costs would depend on the size of the USCG 
workforce, which would depend on future administrative 
decisions about desired military force strength. Furthermore, 
whereas all military personnel would qualify for pay and 
allowances under H.R. 367, the Commandant of the USCG would 
determine which civilian employees and contractors would 
qualify for pay and benefits. Also, because the current 
structure of the USCG's payments to contractors does not 
identify personnel-related costs, that component of CBO's 
estimate, which relies on historical analyses of comparable 
costs for DoD, is particularly uncertain.
    Pay-As-You-Go considerations: The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go 
Act of 2010 establishes budget-reporting and enforcement 
procedures for legislation affecting direct spending or 
revenues. The net changes in outlays that are subject to those 
pay-as-you-go procedures are shown in Table 2.

                                              TABLE 2.--CBO'S ESTIMATE OF PAY-AS-YOU-GO EFFECTS OF H.R. 367
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                                                                                By fiscal year, millions of dollars--
                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              2019   2020    2021    2022    2023    2024    2025    2026    2027    2028    2029   2019-2024  2019-2029
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                                                               Net Increase in the Deficit
 
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Effect.............      0   2,698   2,774   2,857   2,940   3,024   3,108   3,193   3,280   3,370   3,460    14,294     30,706
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    Increase in long-term deficits: CBO estimates that enacting 
H.R. 367 would increase on-budget deficits by more than $5 
billion in all of the four consecutive 10-year periods 
beginning in 2030.
    Mandates: None.
    Estimate prepared by: Federal Costs: Megan Carroll 
Mandates: Jon Sperl.
    Estimate reviewed by: Kim P. Cawley, Chief, Natural and 
Physical Cost Estimates Unit; H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis; Theresa Gullo, 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    Performance Goals and Objectives

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation, as amended, 
is to provide permanent authority to appropriate funds for 
Coast Guard pay during a Coast Guard-specific funding lapse.

                    Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision 
of H.R. 367, as amended, establishes or reauthorizes a program 
of the federal government known to be duplicative of another 
federal program, a program that was included in any report from 
the Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to 
section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a 
program identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance.

   Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
                                Benefits

    In compliance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, this bill, as reported, contains no 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of the rule 
XXI.

                       Federal Mandates Statement

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (Public Law 104-4).

                        Preemption Clarification

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee finds that H.R. 367, as amended, 
does not preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      Advisory Committee Statement

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation, as amended.

                  Applicability to Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that the legislation, as amended, does 
not relate to the terms and conditions of employment or access 
to public services or accommodations within the meaning of 
section 102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act 
(Public Law 104-1).

             Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation


Sec. 1. Short title

    This section provides that this bill may be cited as the 
``Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act of 2019.''

Sec. 2. Findings

    This section states that Congress finds that the Coast 
Guard is at all times a military service and branch of the 
Armed Forces and that members of the Coast Guard should receive 
treatment equitable to that of other members of the Armed 
Forces with regard to pay and benefits.

Sec. 3. Coast Guard pay; continuation.

    This section amends title 14, United States Code, to 
provide permanent authority to appropriate funds for Coast 
Guard pay during a Coast Guard-specific funding lapse. 
Specifically, it provides funds for:
       Pay and allowances for active duty and reserve 
members of the Coast Guard;
       Pay and allowances for qualified civilian 
employees of the Coast Guard;
       Pay and allowances for qualified contractors of 
the Coast Guard;
       The payment of death gratuities with respect to 
members of the Coast Guard;
       The payment or reimbursement of authorized 
funeral travel and travel related to the dignified transfer of 
remains and unit memorial services with respect to members of 
the Coast Guard;
       The temporary continuation of a basic allowance 
of housing for dependents of members of the Coast Guard dying 
on active duty; and
       Coast Guard retired pay and benefits.
    This section defines a ``Coast Guard-specific funding 
lapse'' to occur when appropriations lapse for the Coast Guard 
but not for the Department of Defense.
    This section also states that funds made available under it 
shall be available until the enactment into law of certain 
superseding appropriations or resolutions, the termination of 
availability of appropriations for the Department of Defense, 
or the date that is 180 days after the beginning of the Coast 
Guard-specific funding lapse.
    This section also states that expenditures made pursuant to 
this new authority shall be charged to the applicable 
appropriation, fund, or authorization whenever a bill in which 
such applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization is 
enacted into law.
    This section further states that appropriations and funds 
made available by this section may be used without regard to 
the time limitations for submission and approval of 
apportionments set forth in section 1513 of title 31, United 
States Code.
    Finally, this section defines the terms ``qualified 
civilian employee'' and ``qualified contract employee'' to 
include persons providing support to members of the Coast Guard 
or another Armed Force or performing work as an excepted 
employee or an employee performing emergency work.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

    In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (new matter is 
printed in italic and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (new matter is 
printed in italic and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

                      TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE




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SUBTITLE II--PERSONNEL

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   CHAPTER 27--PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS


               SUBCHAPTER I--PERSONNEL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

Sec.
2701. Procurement of personnel.
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                        SUBCHAPTER III--PAYMENTS

2761. Persons discharged as result of court-martial; allowances to.
     * * * * * * *
2780. Pay; continuation during lapse in appropriations.

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SUBCHAPTER III--PAYMENTS

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Sec. 2780. Pay; continuation during lapse in appropriations.

  (a) In General.--In the case of any period in which there is 
a Coast Guard-specific funding lapse, there are appropriated 
such sums as may be necessary--
          (1) to provide pay and allowances to military members 
        of the Coast Guard, including the reserve component 
        thereof, who perform active service or inactive-duty 
        training during such period;
          (2) to provide pay and benefits to qualified civilian 
        employees of the Coast Guard;
          (3) to provide pay and benefits to qualified contract 
        employee of the Coast Guard;
          (4) to provide for--
                  (A) the payment of a death gratuity under 
                sections 1475 through 1477 and 1489 of title 
                10, with respect to members of the Coast Guard;
                  (B) the payment or reimbursement of 
                authorized funeral travel and travel related to 
                the dignified transfer of remains and unit 
                memorial services under section 481f of title 
                37, with respect to members of the Coast Guard; 
                and
                  (C) the temporary continuation of a basic 
                allowance of housing for dependents of members 
                of the Coast Guard dying on active duty, as 
                authorized by section 403(1) of title 37; and
          (5) to provide for Coast Guard retired pay, including 
        the payment of obligations otherwise chargeable to 
        lapsed appropriations for this purpose, payments under 
        the Retired Serviceman's Family Protection and Survivor 
        Benefits Plans, payment for career status bonuses, 
        payment of continuation pay under section 356 of title 
        37, concurrent receipts, combat-related special 
        compensation, and payments for medical care of retired 
        personnel and their dependents under chapter 55 of 
        title 10.
  (b) Coast Guard-specific Funding Lapse.--For purposes of this 
section, a Coast Guard-specific funding lapse occurs in any 
case in which--
          (1) a general appropriation bill providing 
        appropriations for the Coast Guard for a fiscal year is 
        not enacted before the beginning of such fiscal year 
        (and no joint resolution making continuing 
        appropriations for the Coast Guard is in effect); and
          (2) a general appropriation bill providing 
        appropriations for the Department of Defense for such 
        fiscal year is enacted before the beginning of such 
        fiscal year (or a joint resolution making continuing 
        appropriations for the Department of Defense is in 
        effect).
  (c) Termination.--Appropriations and funds made available and 
authority granted for any fiscal year for any purpose under 
subsection (a) shall be available until whichever of the 
following first occurs:
          (1) The enactment into law of an appropriation 
        (including a continuing appropriation) for such 
        purpose.
          (2) The enactment into law of an appropriation 
        (including a continuing appropriation) for the Coast 
        Guard without provision for such purpose.
          (3) The termination of availability of appropriations 
        for the Department of Defense.
          (4) The date that is 180 days after the beginning of 
        the Coast Guard-specific funding lapse.
  (d) Rate for Operations; Applicability to Appropriation 
Acts.--Appropriations made pursuant this section shall be 
available at a rate for operations and to the extent and in the 
manner that would be provided by the pertinent appropriations 
Act.
  (e) Charge to Future Appropriations.--Expenditures made 
pursuant to this section shall be charged to the applicable 
appropriation, fund, or authorization whenever a bill in which 
such applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization is 
enacted into law.
  (f) Apportionment.--Appropriations and funds made available 
by or authority granted under this section may be used without 
regard to the time limitations for submission and approval of 
apportionments set forth in section 1513 of title 31, but 
nothing in this section may be construed to waive any other 
provision of law governing the apportionment of funds.
  (g) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) The term ``qualified civilian employee'' means a 
        civilian employee of the Coast Guard whom the 
        Commandant determines is--
                  (A) providing support to members of the Coast 
                Guard or another Armed Force; or
                  (B) performing work as an excepted employee 
                or an employee performing emergency work, as 
                those terms are defined by the Office of 
                Personnel Management.
          (2) The term ``qualified contract employee of the 
        Coast Guard'' means an individual performing work under 
        a contract whom the Commandant determines is--
                  (A) providing support to military members or 
                qualified civilian employees of the Coast Guard 
                or another Armed Force; or
                  (B) required to perform work during a lapse 
                in appropriations.

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