The House has passed a $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill, but it won’t come with any negative impact to the federal workforce.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) had recently filed two amendments to the bill that would have required cuts of 1.63% for all federal agencies and would have eliminated the mass transit benefit for federal employees. These failed to pass by vote of 258-162.
Mulvaney said he was only trying to come up with a way to pay for the package, not ruin it. Mulvaney asked, “Are there no savings, are there no reductions we can put in place this year so these folks can get their money?”
The bill is likely to be passed by the Senate and then sent to President Obama for signature.