The House finally does something right
By Michael J.W. Stickings
The House voted unanimously Saturday to retroactively pay back federal workers who are not receiving a paycheck because of the government shutdown.
Members approved the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, H.R. 3223, in a 407-0 vote, with 25 members not voting.
Workers will not be paid until the shutdown — now in its fifth day — ends. About 800,000 workers have been furloughed.