Congressman Valadao Votes to Support Federal Workers
This morning, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted in favor of legislation he cosponsored to provide compensation to federal employees furloughed due to the shutdown of the United States federal government.Washington - This morning, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted in favor of legislation he cosponsored to provide compensation to federal employees furloughed due to the shutdown of the United States federal government.
On October 1, 2013, approximately 800,000 federal employees around the nation were furloughed as a result of a lapse in federal funding, which caused a government shutdown. If enacted, H.R. 3223, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act will ensure that furloughed federal employees receive proper compensation and are able to continue to provide for their families as if the shutdown had not taken place. The bill is similar to bipartisan legislation enacted during all previous government shutdowns.
On Saturday, Congressman Valadao stated, “There are tens of thousands of federal workers in the counties that make up my Congressional District that are affected by the shutdown, including those individuals serving at Naval Air Station Lemoore, where most of their civilian workforce has been placed on furlough. The men and women in federal service should not be punished for the Senate’s unwillingness to come to the table and negotiate.”
He continued, “Hard working Americans across the United States simply want to go back to work serving and protecting our great nation. The Senate must put an end to their political games and come to the table with their colleagues in the House. Only through negotiation and compromise will Congress end this government shutdown.”
H.R. 3223, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act passed in the United States House of Representatives on Saturday, October 5, 2013 by 407-0.
Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.