Legislation has been introduced that would provide retroactive pay to federal workers who are furloughed as a result of the government shutdown.
Known as the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 3223), the bill was introduced by Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) along with nearly 30 Democrats in the House and three Republicans in Virginia. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) are among those who have voiced support for the bill.
In an early morning Tweet just after the shutdown officially went into effect, Moran said, “I’ve intro’ed bipartisan leg (legislation) to secure retroactive pay for these tireless civil servants, already shouldering the burdens of sequestration.”
Connolly added, “Federal employees shouldn’t be forced to pay the price for the Republican shutdown. I have joined Congressman Jim Moran in introducing legislation that will ensure federal employees impacted by a shutdown will receive retroactive pay.”