Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced a new bill that would giveÂ back pay toÂ federal employees when the government reopens after a shutdown, GovExec reported Wednesday.
Eric Katz writes the 2015 Federal Employee Fair Treatment ActÂ would pay furloughed employees their regular salary immediately after a government shutdown passes.
Employees requiredÂ to work during the shutdown without regular wagesÂ wouldÂ also get their back pay when government operations resume, according to the report.
Federal Times reports the billâs sponsors are Cardin, Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D.-Md.), Mark Warner (D.-Va.), Tim Kaine (D.-Va.), Tom Carper (D.-De.) and six others.
Government funding for fiscal year 2016 is set to expire on Sept. 30, Carten Cordell reports.