H.R.55 - Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Essential Law Enforcement Departments Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] (Introduced 01/03/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||01/31/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.|
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Summary: H.R.55 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/2013)
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.