Bill introduced for retroactive back pay after lockout is over.


Below is information of the HR 3223 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act.

President Obama is supporting this bill.

Please call your congressman regarding this bill 1-888-775-3148. It may
come up for vote tomorrow please ask them to vote yes for this bill.

As of today, 152 representatives have signed on to the House bill (HR 3223), including 30 Republicans. Companion
legislation in the Senate (S 1567) has 20 cosponsors.

The bill would ensure that furloughed employees will receive retroactive back pay after the lockout is over.

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY (President Obama’s support statement)

H.R. 3223 — Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act

(Rep. Moran, D-VA, Rep. Wolf, R-VA, and 151 cosponsors)

The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3223,
the Federal Employee 

Retroactive Pay Fairness Act.  Once the Government is funded, the bill would retroactively compensate Federal employees furloughed as a result of any lapse
in appropriations beginning on October 1, 2013, for the period of the lapse. Federal workers keep the Nation safe and secure and provide vital services that support the economic security of American families.  The Administration appreciates that the Congress is acting promptly to move this bipartisan legislation and looks forward to the bill's swift passage. This bill alone, however, will not address the serious consequences of the funding lapse, nor will a piecemeal approach to appropriations bills.  The House
of Representatives should allow a straight up or down vote on Senate-passed H.J. Res. 59, to fund the Government and bring the Nation's dedicated civil servants back to work.

Thank you,

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