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  • Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act


    A picture of Representative Michael R. Turner

    Representative Michael R. Turner

    From: OH District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    TURNER. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 371, I call up the bill (H.R. 3223) to provide for the compensation of furloughed Federal employees, and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk...



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    Representative Elijah E. Cummings

    From: MD District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    CUMMINGS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise in strong support of H.R. 3223, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. This legislation would provide backpay to...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman for yielding. I want to thank my colleague, Frank Wolf. There's no harder advocate or effective advocate for Federal employees than Frank Wolf. He and...



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    Representative Harold Rogers

    From: KY District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    ROGERS of Kentucky. I thank the chairman for yielding me the time. Mr. Speaker, this is a bipartisan bill, and I hope every Member in this House will be happy to support it. I'm glad to see that,...



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    Representative Rob Bishop

    From: UT District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    BISHOP of Utah. Mr. Speaker, last summer, thousands of civilian defense workers were furloughed in violation of the law as the administration decided to spread the pain for political purposes. In July,...



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    Representative Stephen F. Lynch

    From: MA District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    LYNCH. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I also want to thank Mr. Moran for his leadership and Mr. Wolf, as the lead sponsor of this bill, along with Mr. Cummings, Mr. Connolly, Mr....



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    Representative Robert J. Wittman

    From: VA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    WITTMAN. Mr. Speaker, I too would like to recognize the gentlemen from Virginia, Mr. Wolf and Mr. Moran, for their leadership in bringing this forward and for the leadership on both sides of the aisle....



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the Republican manager and the distinguished ranking member, my good friend from Maryland (Mr. Cummings). Mr. Speaker, it's been an Orwellian week in which black is white...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from Maryland. No one should be made to suffer for actions that are no fault of their own, so I'm very pleased that we're taking up this measure to ensure...



    A picture of Representative Candice S. Miller

    Representative Candice S. Miller

    From: MI District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I support this bill which will make sure that Federal workers who are furloughed because of the shutdown are paid; but I would also point out that the average salary...



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    Representative Derek Kilmer

    From: WA District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    KILMER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of this bill. For the last few years, Federal workers have borne the brunt of Congress' failure to deal with its long-term budget issues: going 3 years without...



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    Representative Mike Coffman

    From: CO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    COFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3223, the Federal Employees Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. This is an issue of fairness. Five days ago, the President signed my legislation, the Pay Our...



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    Representative Ben Ray Luján

    From: NM District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    LUJAN of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bill which is important to all the Federal employees in New Mexico. This bill ensures that furloughed employees will be made whole. It is...



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to see that once again this Chamber is moving forward with yet another bill to fund our government. Today, we're ensuring that all Federal employees are paid...



    A picture of Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    From: TX District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    HINOJOSA. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the bipartisan bill, H.R. 3223, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. Today is the fifth day of the government shutdown; 87 percent of Americans...



    A picture of Representative Blake Farenthold

    Representative Blake Farenthold

    From: TX District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    FARENTHOLD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this bill to guarantee our Federal workers are paid. They shouldn't be the innocent pawns in the middle of a debate caused by us unable to work with...



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    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    EDWARDS asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. EDWARDS. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague. I rise in support of H.R. 3223, and I speak in support of Tracy in Laurel who...



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    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, this morning, I rise in strong support of the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. Federal workers from western Pennsylvania have reached out to my office. They are...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    BUTTERFIELD. Thank you, Mr. Cummings, for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I was walking on the floor moments ago, and my colleague on the other side said that this failure to pass a CR was punitive behavior...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I regret that I was unable to attend today's session of Congress, as I was unavoidably detained in my district. Had I been present, I would have strongly supported passage of...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3223, the ``Federal Employees Retroactive Pay Fairness Act,'' which provides for retroactive pay for nearly 800,000 federal workers who have been furloughed...



    A picture of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, as we enter the fifth day of the Republican government shutdown, thousands of federal employees and their families must continue to face the uncertainty of how soon they...