Legislation helps protect federal workers during shutdown

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Senator Sherrod Brown joined his colleagues Thursday in introducing the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act.

This legislation would protect federal workers from failing behind on bills during a government shutdown.

“Right now there are 800,000 workers who are not being paid, either they’re furloughed, or they’re working like TSA agents and not getting paid for it yet, and then there are tens of thousands of lower-income food service, custodial workers and security guards who have lost their jobs during this period and they are not going to get back pay unless we can fix it,” Brown says.

The protection would last during and 30 days following a shutdown.

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