Delaney Cosponsors Resolution to Protect Federal Workers’ Pay in Event of Government Shutdown

Jan 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) is an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to protect the pay of federal workers in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 4827) ensures that all federal employees receive retroactive pay for the duration of any shutdown, regardless of furlough status.

“Federal workers shouldn’t be punished by Washington’s dysfunction,” said Congressman Delaney. “A government shutdown could impact hundreds of thousands of families and would be especially damaging to Maryland and that’s why this straightforward bipartisan bill is so necessary. Unfortunately, as the threat of a shutdown grows, so too does the anxiety of federal workers in the Sixth District, and I call on House leadership to pass this legislation immediately.”