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house Bill H.R. 55

SHIELD Act of 2013

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      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2013

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SHIELD Act of 2013

Official Title

To prioritize the payment of pay and allowances to members of the Armed Forces and Federal law enforcement officers in the event the debt ceiling is reached or there is a funding gap.


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.

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