WASHINGTON , D.C. – Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3223, The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act:
“The American people should not bear the brunt of bad governance and failed leadership. As each day passes, the House has voted over and over again to keep the government open. From funding critical lifesaving research at the National Institutes of Health to honoring our promise to America’s Veterans and funding the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program – the House has acted on numerous occasions to protect those that need our help the most.
“Today the House stood up for those 800,000 government employees that have been furloughed through no fault of their own. That’s why I voted today to pay furloughed government employees in whole and bring them back to work. In the 2nd District alone, there are over 9,000 government employees that have been impacted because the President and Senate Democrats have failed to negotiate and help Congress provide solutions for all Americans.
“It’s time we stop playing political brinksmanship with the American people and come together to get the job done.”