Sending Office: Honorable Donald S. Beyer, Jr.
Current co-sponsors (48): Wittman, Hoyer, Garamendi, Serrano, Holmes Norton, Kilmer, Perlmutter, Connolly, Cicilline, Clark, Takano, Raskin, Lynch, Meeks, Cooper, Schakowsky, Vela, Pallone, Demings, Pocan, Cummings, Bobby Scott, Pingree,
Maloney, Lujan, Clarke, McEachin, Hastings, Doyle, Moore, Brown, Comstock, Visclosky, Lawson, Cole, Bustos, Eshoo, Courtney, Stefanik, Vargas, DeLauro, Watson Coleman, Price, Shea-Porter, Lofgren, Roybal-Allard, Sarbanes, Sires
We write concerning the current stalemate over funding for the federal government and ask that you join us as cosponsors of the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. This bipartisan proposal ensures that all federal employees receive retroactive
pay for the duration of any shutdown, regardless of furlough status.
As you know, absent congressional action, appropriations for the federal government will expire at midnight on December 21st, at which point funding will lapse and the government will shut down. Should this occur, federal employees who are “excepted” would
be asked to work without pay until a funding agreement is reached. The remainder, some 800,000 or so, would be furloughed without pay.
Preferably, Congress will reach an agreement to enact legislation to fully fund the government and allow our dedicated federal workforce to continue to carry out its critical mission. In absence of such agreement and with time running dangerously short,
federal employees should be assured that there is agreement in Congress that they will receive their full pay in a fair and timely manner.
We hope you will join us as a cosponsor and give federal employees and their families some measure of confidence that they will receive pay for the time they worked or were furloughed during a government shutdown. Deadline for original co-sponsors:
Thursday, December 20th.
For more information or if you would like to cosponsor please contact Sophia Khan at
firstname.lastname@example.org in Mr. Beyer’s office.
Donald S. Beyer Jr. Robert J. Wittman
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