Senate Says Yes To Back Pay For Federal Workers

The Senate has taken the first step in securing back pay for federal workers.

CBS News reports:

“The Senate approved a bill by voice vote to provide back pay to federal workers currently on furlough or working without pay when the government shutdown ends. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump has indicated he will sign the bill, which first must be passed by the House.

Mr. Trump and congressional Democrats are currently at an impasse over the partial government shutdown, with Mr. Trump refusing to sign any legislation which does not provide funding for a border wall. McConnell has said that he will not put any bills that won’t get Mr. Trump’s signature on the Senate floor.

‘I had an opportunity to talk to the president a few moments ago, and wanted to indicate to our colleagues that he will sign the bill that we are discussing here to guarantee that government workers who’ve been displaced because of the shutdown will ultimately be compensated,’ McConnell said on the Senate floor.

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers have been furloughed or are doing their jobs without a paycheck.

The House passed a few government spending bills this week that garnered some Republican support, but the bills are likely dead on arrival in the Senate. On Thursday, the House passed a spending bill to fund the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, with eight Republicans joining Democrats to approve the bill.”

For the rest of the story, visit CBS News here.

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