Donald Trump Signs Law Ensuring Shutdown Pay For Government Workers
Donald Trump has finally done something for federal workers who are suffering due to the government shutdown.
Earlier today, the White House announced that Donald Trump signed a bill providing back pay to federal employees who have been affected government shutdown as it drags into its fourth week.
Trump signed the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019, which the White House said “requires the compensation of government employees for wages lost, work performed, or leave used during a lapse in appropriations that begins on or after December 22, 2018, and entitles excepted employees to use leave during a lapse in appropriations.”
Sen. Ben Cardin, tweeted that Trump signing the bill “is an important step toward providing our civil servants with some stability and hope.”
“But it doesn’t help pay the bills *now.* To do that, we MUST reopen the government. #EndTheShutdown,” he added.
The president still has not indicated when he plans on reopening the government, further meetings are set for later in the week.