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Hartzler Supports Backpay for Federal Workers

January 11, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) supported House passage of S. 24, the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act, which would pay all federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown “at the earliest date possible after the lapse in appropriations ends, regardless of scheduled pay dates.”

“It is Congress’s duty to ensure government works for the people and that includes paying our government workers who are serving the public,” Hartzler said. “Inaction on the part of Congress to solve our border issues should not result in causing some federal workers to go without pay. I will continue to work to find a solution to reopen our government, while also securing our border to stop the flow of illegal drugs into our communities. We can do both and we should do both.”

This week Hartzler also stood with the federal workers going without pay by requesting her Congressional pay be withheld until a solution is found and the government is re-opened.



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