President signs legislation ensuring military pay - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

President signs legislation ensuring military pay

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Obama signs legislation ensuring military will get paid during any government shutdown.

 Earlier today, Senate Democrats voted to kill the latest GOP offering from the House that would keep the government operating past midnight but would delay implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act for year. There are signs some Republican unity is fraying. Speaking at the White House, President Barack Obama charged that some in the GOP want a ransom in exchange for doing their job.

  • Say It on 7

  • Who do you feel is responsible for the government shutdown?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    President Obama
    33%
    186 votes
    Republicans
    50%
    276 votes
    Democrats
    11%
    60 votes
    Other
    6%
    34 votes
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Conway father hopes "public shaming" helps educate youth on drugs

    Conway father hopes "public shaming" helps educate youth on drugs

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:46:16 GMT
    CONWAY (KATV) – It’s an in-your-face sign that’s turning heads near the University of Central Arkansas campus. The sign is being held by a father in mourning, calling out kids who he said could have saved his son from overdosing on prescription drugs. More >>
    CONWAY (KATV) – It’s an in-your-face sign that’s turning heads near the University of Central Arkansas campus. The sign is being held by a father in mourning, calling out kids who he said could have saved his son from overdosing on prescription drugs. More >>
  • Man released from prison after more than 11 years, sues state over conviction

    Man released from prison after more than 11 years, sues state over conviction

    Man released from prison after more than 11 years, sues state over conviction

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:00:24 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--A man spent 11 ½ years in prison, but was released after Special Prosecutor, Larry Jegley, dropped the charges against him in 2010.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--A man spent 11 ½ years in prison, but was released after Special Prosecutor, Larry Jegley, dropped the charges against him in 2010.More >>
  • Authorities say grandfather/grandson argument ends in shooting in Garland County

    Authorities say grandfather/grandson argument ends in shooting in Garland County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:17:50 GMT
    One person has been injured in a shooting in Hot Springs Village.More >>
    One person has been injured in a shooting in Hot Springs Village.More >>