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Delaney Cosponsors Bill To Protect Federal Pay

September 29th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) is an original cosponsor of the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 3635), legislation filed today that would secure retroactive pay for all federal employees during a federal government shutdown, regardless of furlough status.  The legislation was introduced by Congressman Don Beyer (VA-8). An agreement to fund the government must be reached by October 1 to avoid a shutdown.

Federal employee pay is suspended in the event of a funding lapse or government shutdown.  Retroactive pay for all “essential” and “non-essential” federal workers must be approved by Congress.

“Hard-working federal employees shouldn’t pay the price for partisan dysfunction in Washington,” said Delaney. “I’m proud to stand with federal workers and their families in cosponsoring legislation to ensure that they do not suffer needless financial hardship because extremists in Congress cause a shutdown. Maryland is home to over 100,000 federal employees, men and women who make our country safer, more innovative and stronger. It is outrageous that my constituents are facing furloughs because a loud few are pursuing a partisan agenda.”

The legislation is supported by the National Treasury Employees Union and the American Federation of Government Employees. 

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