How did the bill for shutdown pay come about?

How did the bill for shutdown pay come about?

By Ed O’Keefe, Published: October 4 at 4:12 pm

A bipartisan proposal to pay furloughed federal workers retroactively for the shutdown period has quickly gained traction in the House, where a vote on the measure is expected Saturday.

(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The Democrat-controlled Senate is likely to pass the bill if it meets with approval in the House, and the White House budget office has made clear that President Obama will sign the legislation if it arrives on his desk.

Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) first introduced the bill a few days ago and House GOP leaders announced plans to hold a vote on it on Friday. Continue reading “How did the bill for shutdown pay come about?”

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