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Chairman Green Applauds Signing of Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act into Law

February 8, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.  House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN) released the following statement on the final passage of S. 3427, the Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act of 2023, which was signed into law this week. In September 2023, Chairman Green led the introduction of the bipartisan House companion bill, H.R. 5675, alongside Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS). This legislation extends the authorization of overtime pay for United States Secret Service agents to ensure they are properly compensated for the additional work required of them. 

The brave men and women of the Secret Service deserve to be compensated fairly for the long hours they work protecting our nation’s leaders and for their many personal sacrifices,” Chairman Green said. “I was proud to lead the companion House effort last year to ensure fair compensation for Secret Service agents. I commend both chambers for passing this important piece of legislation, and the president for signing it into law. Congress must ensure the Secret Service can continue to recruit and retain the best law enforcement professionals possible.”