Jacky Rosen

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Jacky Rosen

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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Make Sure Our Troops and Cops Get Paid

Co-Sponsor the SHIELD Act (H.R. 1536) to ensure that servicemembers and federal law enforcement officers continue to receive paychecks in the event of shutdown or default

Supported by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

Co-sponsors: Fitzpatrick, Rosen, Lipinski, Sinema

With only two weeks until a potential government shutdown, and with a default on the national debt looming, now is the time to ensure that our nation’s men and women in uniform continue getting paid even if Congress fails to act to avert potential crises.

The Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Essential Law Enforcement Department (SHIELD) Act of 2017 accomplishes just that, ensuring compensation for our servicemembers and federal law enforcement personnel during a government shutdown or in
the event of reaching the debt ceiling.

Specifically, the SHIELD Act (H.R. 1536):

  1. Automatically makes emergency appropriations during a shutdown for:
    1. Military pay and allowances.
    2. Federal law enforcement officer pay and allowances.
  1. In the event of reaching the debt ceiling, guarantees pay to:
    1. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, including the reserve components thereof, who perform active service.
    2. Federal law enforcement officers.

The men and women of our Armed Forces and federal law enforcement have dedicated their lives to standing up for us. Now is the time for us to stand up for them by guaranteeing they get paid for doing their jobs no matter what

If you would like to co-sponsor the SHIELD Act (H.R. 1536) or have any questions, please contact Ayshia Connors (Fitzpatrick) at or Grant Dubler (Rosen) at




Brian Fitzpatrick                                             Jacky Rosen

Member of Congress                                      Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Appropriations, Armed Services, Budget

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 1536
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