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- HOUSE APPROVES BACK PAY FOR FEDS - October 7, 2013
House OKs retroactive pay for furloughed workersBy Kellie Lunney, Defense OneThe House of Representatives voted unanimously to provide back pay to furloughed employees once the government shutdown ends. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced the bill, and upon its passage, he stated, "Today’s legislation guarantees that retroactive pay for our Federal employees will not become a political bargaining chip. This is an issue of fairness. 800,000 federal employees are already weathering the effects of pay freezes, benefit cuts, and furloughs; and now, because of a dysfunctional Congress, they’ve had to worry about even receiving a paycheck.”The Senate plans to take up the legislation this week, and it is expected to pass. Additionally, President Barack Obama expressed his support of the bill and stated he will sign it into law once it passes the Senate. To read the full article, please click here.