President Joe Biden’s administration failed to send National Guard troops their final paycheck of the year.
The failure occurred during the week of Christmas.
"The National Guard troops’ paychecks were disrupted due to congressional drama surrounding the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill that Congress recently approved. After weeks of negotiation, Congress came to a deal on the omnibus spending package. Included in the spending bill is, among other things, a $45 billion aid package for Ukraine. The $45 billion is on top of the $66 billion taxpayer dollars that have already been used to fund Ukrainian aid," reports Breitbart.
"The federal government was set to shut down on Friday after Congress passed a week-long continuing resolution to continue funding the government after the initial shutdown date of December 14," reports Breitbart.
"The Senate passed the 4,155-page bill on Thursday, and the House approved it on Friday, sending it to Biden’s desk for final approval," reports Breitbart.
According to a letter sent to members of the National Guard, there is an ongoing "pay issue that has been plaguing the unit and the division as well."
The letter says that "many Soldiers were due pay today," but instead of getting paid, they only received their Leave and Earning Statement. Leave and Earning Statemens are essentially pay stubs, but money stated on the stubs wasn't included.
The paycheck issue is "nation wide," according to the letter.
"This is unfortunate and can cause serious issues and aggravation across the formation which are understandable. Especially 2 days before Christmas," the letter added. "I think the messaging is important that it’s understood the issues are at the highest levels and that everyone in the Division and State are pushing for immediate resolution."