- EnactedJanuary 16th, 2019The President signed this bill into law
- The house Passed January 11th, 2019Roll Call Vote 411 Yea / 7 Nay
- The senate Passed January 10th, 2019Passed by Voice VoteIntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2019
Federal employees should receive their back pay as soon as possible after federal shutdowns end — this will help them make ends meet and make shutdowns less stressful for these public servants.
The federal government has never failed to pay federal employees their back pay after previous shutdowns, and there’s no reason to think it’ll fail to do so this time. There’s no need for this legislation.