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H.R. 3731 (115th): Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3731, would remove certain limits on overtime pay earned by employees of the Secret Service who either provided protective services in calendar year 2017 or will provide them in 2018.

Under current law, the Secret Service are prohibited from being paid overtime after reaching the maximum annual salary for the pay rate of GS-15. The Service recently reported more than 1,000 agents—a third of the workforce—have already maxed-out on their annual overtime and salary under this pay cap.

Similar legislation was enacted in the 114th Congress to fund overtime pay for 1,400 Secret Service employees in during the 2016 presidential campaign year.

Sponsor and status

John Katko

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 24th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Sep 11, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 3, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 3, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-160

15 Cosponsors (10 Republicans, 5 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

bipartisan Katko legislation signed into law
    — Rep. John Katko [R-NY24] (Sponsor) on Apr 6, 2018

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - December 8, 2017
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Dec 11, 2017

On the House Floor This Week - 12/4/17
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Dec 4, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3731 will add $20 million in new spending through 2027.


Sep 11, 2017

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Sep 13, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Dec 4, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Dec 5, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Mar 19, 2018
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 21, 2018
House Agreed to Changes

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Apr 3, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3731 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3731. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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