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Secret Service director tells agents: I am 'fighting' to get you paid

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WASHINGTON (BY: KEVIN JOHNSON, USA TODAY) – Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles assured agents that he is “fighting” to get more than 1,000 agents compensated for hundreds of hours they worked in overtime during the Trump administration.

As USA TODAY first reported on Monday, the Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents who have already reached federally mandated caps on salary and overtime allowances, as the agency grapples with protecting a president who has spent almost every weekend in office visiting properties he owns on the East Coast and the 18-member first family’s frequent business trips and vacations.

In a memo sent to the agency’s 6,800 agents and officers, Alles said he was working with Congress on a “multi-year” plan that would raise the caps from $161,000 to $187,000.

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