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house Bill H.R. 3731

Should the Secret Service Get Overtime Pay in 2017 and 2018?

Argument in favor

The agents of the Secret Service deserve to be paid for the hours that they work putting their lives on the line every day. They make tremendous sacrifices for the country and more should be done to improve the recruitment and retention of agents.

Ticktock's Opinion
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12/04/2017
The time they have to work is driven by their job not by choice. They should be paid for the hours spent not what Trump or Congress wants to dole out. Want to reduce their pay? Reduce their area of responsibility, Trump’s and Trump’s families travel. Or just let them all go without security and see how well that goes over.
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Tman7499's Opinion
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12/04/2017
I do not think the issue is whether or not the secret service should be paid for their job, but what is causing the need for these over time hours, where they were not needed in the past.
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12/04/2017
Yes they should be paid, but it sounds like they need more people. It isn’t good to run them into the ground. A tired secret service person isn’t going to be able to do their job correctly.
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Argument opposed

Secret Service agents know what they signed up for, and there shouldn’t be payments of overtime for work they’ve already performed. If many agents are hitting their salary and overtime cap then more agents need to hired to share the burden.

RadicalModerate's Opinion
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12/04/2017
No. Please give the secret service the next three years off.
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Drea's Opinion
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12/04/2017
If they have to work over time take it out of trumps bank account.
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Samuel's Opinion
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12/04/2017
Hire more secret service agents; we don't have the money to pay time - and -a- half for Trump's vacations or for his family to live outside the Whitehouse.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedApril 3rd, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 19th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house Passed December 5th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 406 Yea / 4 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedSeptember 11th, 2017

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
  • action
    Reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 115-435, Part I.
  • action
    Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3731.
  • action
    At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 4 (Roll no. 655).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • action
    Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • action
    Mr. Gowdy asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
  • vote
    On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 115-160.

bill Progress


  • EnactedApril 3rd, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 19th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house Passed December 5th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 406 Yea / 4 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedSeptember 11th, 2017

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    The time they have to work is driven by their job not by choice. They should be paid for the hours spent not what Trump or Congress wants to dole out. Want to reduce their pay? Reduce their area of responsibility, Trump’s and Trump’s families travel. Or just let them all go without security and see how well that goes over.
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    No. Please give the secret service the next three years off.
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    If they have to work over time take it out of trumps bank account.
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    Hire more secret service agents; we don't have the money to pay time - and -a- half for Trump's vacations or for his family to live outside the Whitehouse.
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    I do not think the issue is whether or not the secret service should be paid for their job, but what is causing the need for these over time hours, where they were not needed in the past.
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    While everyone should be paid for the hours they work, including overtime, the only reason this is a question is because the Secret Service has been overextended by an ethically challenged family. Either hire more agents and use the overtime money that had been earmarked in order to pay new people or require Trump pay for services on his properties which he travels to far too excessively. Problem solved.
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    It’s not that I begrudge the Secret Service being paid for overtime, it’s that our POTUS and VP have both abused the system by going to a ballgame for 30 mins to score political points and golfing and vacationing all the damn time.
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    Yes they should be paid, but it sounds like they need more people. It isn’t good to run them into the ground. A tired secret service person isn’t going to be able to do their job correctly.
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    Paying to protect Trump so he can golf every weekend and promote his business is inconsistent with the purpose of providing federal protection. If he and his family want more protection they can pay for it, especially if they are going to sign their own tax break.
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    Definitely no overtime pay, at least not from taxpayers. There should be an annual budget and once you've gone over your budget like EVERYWHERE ELSE BESIDES THE GOVERNMENT apparently then you stop spending money or you find another way to pay for it.
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    Trump and his minions should have a to live with a secret service budget and not fly here there and everywhere and golf every weekend.
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    Only when they are working on public properties The trump’s should pay them when they work on trump properties Our public facilities have been good enough for better, classier and much richer individuals
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    All employees should have access to overtime. It is not about hiring more it is about giving proper quality and benefits to those who have worked for it.
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    They are not getting paid because President Trump is abusing the system. He should stop doing public business in secret at golf courses and stay home sometimes. That would cut out the need for overtime.
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    The fact that this administration puts a heavier strain on the service should be countered with additional agents, not running the current force into the ground. If this country does not have the money to pay for CHIP, Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security , we certainly don't have the money to pay time and a half, or double time, to the Secret Service, especially retroactively for the last year. Although that would be a nice Christmas present for those men and women who risk their lives daily in service to our country, I believe this Congress has handed out enough presents for one year.
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    Increase the budget but with requirements for hiring and training more agents. Why pay overtime to overworked agents rather than staff so that the on-duty agents are not fatigued? Overtime to agents who are zoned out due to too many hours makes no sense!
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    Trump should be required to pay it. He is abusing our taxes for his entertainment
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    To many trips and too many people being covered.
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    For Trump to go golfing?! HELL NO! I think he can manage that bill on his own.
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    While everyone should be paid for the hours they work, including overtime, the only reason this is a question is because the Secret Service has been overextended by an ethically challenged family. Either hire more agents and use the overtime money that had been earmarked in order to pay new people or require Trump pay for services on his properties which he travels to far too excessively. Problem solved.
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