H.R.489 - SHIELD Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] (Introduced 01/11/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/07/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.489 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/11/2019)
Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Essential Law Enforcement Departments Act of 2019 or the SHIELD Act of 2019
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.