Summary: H.R.1536 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/15/2017)

Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Essential Law Enforcement Departments Act of 2017 or the SHIELD Act of 2017

This bill 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.

This bill requires the Department 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.