Federal - S 24

Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019

Introduced

January 3, 2019

Description

This bill requires employees of the federal government or a District of Columbia public employer who are furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after December 22, 2018, to be compensated for the period of the lapse.

Our Position

Support

Commentary

FMA is immensely supportive of this bill guaranteeing back pay for all feds affected by the current shutdown.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 44

Latest Actions See More/Less

  • Feb. 7, 2019Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.28, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E148

  • Jan. 31, 2019 — Became Public Law, PL 116-1, 133 Stat. 3.

  • Jan. 16, 2019 — Signed by the president.

  • Jan. 15, 2019Granger, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.28, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E43

  • Jan. 15, 2019Frankel, D-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.28, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E47

  • Jan. 14, 2019 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H543

  • Jan. 14, 2019 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S181

  • Jan. 11, 2019 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H504

  • Jan. 11, 2019 — Measure passed in the House by roll call vote, 411-7, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H504

  • Jan. 11, 2019House Vote 28 Federal Employee Compensation — Passage
    Cummings, D-Md., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the federal government to provide retroactive pay to employees who are furloughed or working without compensation during the partial government shutdown. The bill would require federal employees to be compensated at the earliest possible date once the shutdown has concluded, regardless of regularly scheduled pay dates. Motion agreed to (thus cleared for the president), 411-7. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (279 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Congressional Record p. H498-H502, H503-H5034

  • Jan. 10, 2019 — Measure passed in the Senate by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S133-S134

  • Jan. 10, 2019 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S133-S135

  • Jan. 10, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Booker, (D-N.J.)Rosen, (D-Nev.)
    Murphy, C. (D-Conn.)Tester, (D-Mont.)
  • Jan. 9, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    King, A. (I-Maine)
  • Jan. 8, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Brown, S. (D-Ohio)Murkowski, (R-Alaska)Schatz, (D-Hawaii)
    Casey, (D-Pa.)Murray, (D-Wash.)Stabenow, (D-Mich.)
    Menendez, (D-N.J.)Sanders, (I-Vt.)Udall, (D-N.M.)
  • Jan. 4, 2019 — Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under the provisions of Rule XIV. Congressional Record p. S25

  • Jan. 3, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 30

    Baldwin, (D-Wis.)Feinstein, (D-Calif.)Manchin (D-W.Va.)
    Bennet, (D-Colo.)Gillibrand, (D-N.Y.)Markey, (D-Mass.)
    Blumenthal, (D-Conn.)Harris, K. (D-Calif.)Reed, J. (D-R.I.)
    Cantwell, (D-Wash.)Hassan, (D-N.H.)Shaheen, (D-N.H.)
    Carper, (D-Del.)Heinrich, (D-N.M.)Smith, (D-Minn.)
    Collins, S. (R-Maine)Hirono, (D-Hawaii)Van Hollen, (D-Md.)
    Coons, (D-Del.)Jones, (D-Ala.)Warner, (D-Va.)
    Cortez Masto, (D-Nev.)Kaine, (D-Va.)Warren, (D-Mass.)
    Duckworth, (D-Ill.)Klobuchar, (D-Minn.)Whitehouse, (D-R.I.)
    Durbin, (D-Ill.)Leahy, (D-Vt.)Wyden, (D-Ore.)
  • Jan. 3, 2019 — Introduced in the Senate and read the first time. Congressional Record p. S19