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Bill would ensure military, federal law enforcement pay during shutdowns

A House lawmaker has introduced a bill that would compensate military service members and federal law enforcement personnel in the event of another government shutdown or debt ceiling crisis.

A House lawmaker has introduced a bill that would compensate military service members and federal law enforcement personnel in the event of another government shutdown or debt ceiling crisis.

The sponsor of the Shield Act (H.R. 2886), Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), said that “no service member or critical law enforcement officer protecting the United States at home or abroad should have to worry about their paycheck in the event of a government shutdown.”

In announcing the bill, Fitzpatrick said the legislation has the support of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. FLEOA said the bill “properly prioritizes the role of federal law enforcement in sustaining protection for the American citizenry in the event there is a government shutdown.”

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