President Donald Trump has signed Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 guaranteeing 800,000 federal workers back pay for wages lost during the partial government shutdown.
The legislation signing was shut off to the media and the President made no formal statement.
The White House said the bill ‘requires the compensation of government employees for wages lost, work performed, or leave used during a lapse in appropriations that begins on or after December 22, 2018, and entitles excepted employees to use leave during a lapse in appropriations,’ according to CNN.
The bill guarantees employees will be paid when the federal government fully reopens.
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