May 07, 2020

Manchin Bill Ensures Danger Pay For Marshals Abroad

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan Danger Pay for U.S. Marshals Act, a bill that makes U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) employees eligible for “danger pay” when serving abroad.

“Every day our U.S. Marshals put themselves in harm’s way to ensure our safety. Currently, U.S. Marshals are stationed in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Columbia, all posts that would be eligible if Marshals qualified for danger pay. The Danger Pay for U.S. Marshals Act will ensure that those Marshals who are putting themselves at risk to secure our safety are compensated for their efforts. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass this commonsense legislation,” said Senator Manchin.

Bill text can be found here.

The Danger Pay for U.S. Marshals Act is also cosponsored by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and John Cornyn (R-TX). A bipartisan companion bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Ben Cline (R-Virginia), Lou Correa (D-California), and Doug Collins (R-Georgia). This bill is supported by the Federal Law Enforcement Organization Association (FLEOA) and the Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE).