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H.R.55: Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Essential Law Enforcement Departments Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about economics and public finance
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Sponsor Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 15 (3 Democrats, 12 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 31, 2013
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Bill Summary

Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Essential Law Enforcement Departments Act of 2013 or the SHIELD Act of 2013 - Requires, in the event that the U.S. public debt limit is reached, priority payment of the pay and allowances of: (1) members of the Armed Forces, including reserves, who perform active service; and (2) critical law enforcement officers employed by federal agencies.

Requires the Secretary of the Treasury, during a period of lapsed appropriations for the Armed Forces or federal agencies employing critical law enforcement officers, to make available necessary amounts to continue such pay and allowances.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means