Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick introduced the SHIELD Act on Tuesday, a bill that would ensure members of the military and federal law enforcement personnel are paid in the event of a government shutdown or if the U.S. debt ceiling is reached.
“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,” Fitzpatrick, the 8th District Republican, stated in a press release.
He called the SHIELD Act, H.R. 2886, “an essential piece of legislation that pledges to protect those who protect us, even in times of financial uncertainty.”
The resolution is supported by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
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