The Office of Management and Budget sent a memo Friday night to the heads of shuttered departments and agencies after President Donald Trump signed a bill that temporarily reopens the federal government for three weeks.
“This is completely avoidable,” Rep. Rob Wittman told WTOP. “I believe Congress needs to pass ‘No Budget, No Pay.’ Get a budget done on time, when we should’ve done it, and if not, members of Congress shouldn’t get paid.”
The request was made as the shutdown led to dramatic debate in the Senate, where Democrats tried unsuccessfully to bring about votes on House-passed legislation that would reopen the government. While federal workers generally receive back pay after a shutdown, contractors do not.
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Congress and President Barack Obama are sending this message to the 800,000 sidelined government employees: We don\’t know when the impasses will end but you will get reimbursed for lost pay once the government reopens.
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