U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press about the government shutdown in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. military would continue to be paid in the event of a government shutdown under a bill passed on Sunday by the Republican-led House of Representatives.
House Republicans drafted the measure as part of a threat to shut down the government this week unless implementation of President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 healthcare law was delayed for a year.
Democrats backed the bill but complained that it ignores the value of other federal workers who would be laid off in case of a government shutdown.
The House passed the military pay bill unanimously.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Paul Simao)