Tag Archives: Bipartisan Policy Center

Former House Aide: Govt Shutdown Could Hit Workers’ Back Pay

A former congressional aide says there is no guarantee that federal employees will receive back pay if the government shuts down at the end of this month, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes Scott Lilly, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told the publication that current House …

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Senate Votes to Suspend Debt Ceiling Until May

The Senate has passed a “No Budget No Pay” bill authorizing a temporary suspension of the current debt limit of $16.4 trillion through May 18. According to a NextGov article, the bill was given that name because it contains a provision which would prevent lawmakers from being paid if Congress fails …

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