Trump Signs New Bill Into Law That Guarantees Back Pay For Federal Workers

The government shutdown is still going on but Trumnp has just signed a bill into law which protects the pay of federal workers and guarantees that they will get what they are owed.

The Hill reports:

Trump signs law guaranteeing back pay for federal workers

President Trump on Wednesday signed a bill guaranteeing back-pay to federal workers furloughed during the partial government shutdown that began in December.

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The White House announced that Trump has signed the bill in a brief statement Wednesday afternoon as the partial shutdown dragged into its 26th day.

Trump had been expected to sign the law after both he and Vice President Mike Pence indicated support for the measure while it was still in Congress.

The legislation was a moment of rare bipartisan agreement between Trump and the new Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which has refused to comply with the White House’s request for more than $5 billion in funding for construction of a border wall in any bill to reopen the government.

“I’m also pleased to report to you that with the full support of the president of the United States, just moments ago the House of Representatives passed legislation that will ensure that all the dedicated professionals at Custom and Border Protection and all of the agencies affected by this shutdown will be paid in full,” Pence told U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents during a visit to the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.

That’s certainly more than Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have done for federal workers. The entire shutdown could end tomorrow if Democrats would just end their opposition to all things Trump.

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