Senators Seek Retroactive Pay for Federal Workers if Government Shuts Down

Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced legislation today to “ensure that federal workers receive retroactive pay for the duration of a potential government shutdown,” according to a joint press release.

Currently, federal pay is suspended in the event of a funding lapse or government shutdown, and retroactive payment for “non-essential” and “essential” employees must be specifically approved by Congress.

You can read the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act here.

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