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House OKs bill for back pay to feds impacted by the shutdown
WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 11, 2019 12:16 pm | Colleen Kelleher | @KelleherWTOP

Posted on 01/11/2019 9:35:25 AM PST by COBOL2Java

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I'm glad for the Coast Guard. They're not part of the DoD (which is unaffected by the shutdown).

If there's any group which deserves to get paid, it's them.

1 posted on 01/11/2019 9:35:25 AM PST by COBOL2Java
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Hold on! This wasn’t what was in the email alert I received.

This is what the email said:

“The House passed a bill that will ensure furloughed federal workers get paid for the hours worked during the government shutdown. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate Thursday night and the White House has said President Trump will sign it.”


2 posted on 01/11/2019 9:39:26 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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This should only apply to those actually working through this period. If they stayed at home then they shouldn’t get paid.


3 posted on 01/11/2019 9:39:40 AM PST by New Jersey Realist ( (Be Nice To Your Kids. They Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home))
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To: COBOL2Java

What shutdown?


4 posted on 01/11/2019 9:40:43 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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This should only apply to those actually working through this period. If they stayed at home then they shouldn’t get paid.

That's what was in my email alert.

Then, apparently, WTOP re-wrote the content of the news alert... >:-0

5 posted on 01/11/2019 9:44:21 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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shouldn’t sign it. It can just as easily be passed when it’s over.


6 posted on 01/11/2019 9:44:47 AM PST by wiseprince
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To: COBOL2Java

Ha! 7 Rs voted against it.
Good for them (though it was a ‘free’ vote).
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll028.xml


7 posted on 01/11/2019 9:46:09 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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We need the Coast Guard on the job too. They are border security.


8 posted on 01/11/2019 9:46:29 AM PST by DannyTN
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When I was a contractor during a shutdown we didn’t get paid for missing work but the Damn fed unions did. Extra pay for not working. Slime balls!


9 posted on 01/11/2019 9:46:37 AM PST by Agatsu77
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The House also passed a bill to reopen the Interior Department, National Park Service and Smithsonian Museums.

WTF? They are going to carve out border security and fund everything else. Trump will not fall for that.
10 posted on 01/11/2019 9:46:42 AM PST by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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shouldn’t sign it. It can just as easily be passed when it’s over.

The devil's in the details. If it gets pay to groups like the Coast Guard and police who have to work, then OK. But if it's larded down with "let's pay the folks who are sitting at home," then forget it.

11 posted on 01/11/2019 9:47:21 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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I agree. At first, when I got the email alert, I thought this was a good thing. But now I think this is just another piece of smelly Obama.


12 posted on 01/11/2019 9:49:17 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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Is this the bill?

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/24/text

If so, looks to me like it originated in the Senate, not the House. If so, ain’t that a wee prob when it comes to a spending bill?


13 posted on 01/11/2019 9:53:35 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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Check out the last two paragraphs of this short bill. Something’s hinky.


14 posted on 01/11/2019 9:56:11 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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It says furloughed workers get paid. Paid, for not working!


15 posted on 01/11/2019 10:19:19 AM PST by jch10 (Democrats, putting party before country for the last 50 years.)
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As has always been the case in every government shutdown.


16 posted on 01/11/2019 10:22:38 AM PST by kabar
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As has always been the case in every government shutdown.

Except in the past, the bill was passed AFTER the government re-opened.

Mr. President, please don't sign this! It's a trap!

17 posted on 01/11/2019 10:31:01 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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So it is a vacation. Hurt me like that.

IMO, those working should be paid. Those who are not should not.


18 posted on 01/11/2019 10:53:50 AM PST by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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IMO, those working should be paid. Those who are not should not.

Typical slimy UniParty tactic. Merge a good thing (paying people like the Coast Guard) to business-as-usual.

19 posted on 01/11/2019 10:58:34 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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NON-ESSENTIAL “workers” should NOT get paid for not working. They should be laid off, for a savings of $80 billion/per year to us taxpayers!


20 posted on 01/11/2019 2:34:03 PM PST by Brown Deer (America First!)
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