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H.R. 3731: Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017

Dec 5, 2017 at 1:37 p.m. ET. On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3731 (115th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

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.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


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