Federal workers protested at the Capitol in 2013 to call on lawmakers to end the government shutdown. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
With just over a week until the government funding deadline, one Democrat and one Republican are banding together to ensure federal workers aren’t adversely affected by a shutdown.
Virginia lawmakers Don Beyer Jr., a Democrat, and Rob Wittman, a Republican, circulated a letter to their House colleagues Tuesday, urging them to co-sponsor a bill that would guarantee any workers who are furloughed or continue working during a shutdown would receive retroactive pay. Beyer and Wittman represent roughly 12o,000 federal workers combined. Full story