“The House Appropriations Committee added a provision to an upcoming spending package that would offer back pay to hundreds of thousands of federal contractors who went unpaid during the 35-day government shutdown during December and January.”
“The provision borrows language from bicameral legislation introduced after the shutdown by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass, and Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., that focused on paying back lower-income contractors, such as cafeteria workers, security guards and janitors.”
“The Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act, now included in an omnibus spending package that includes funding for the departments of Interior, Justice, Agriculture and Commerce, would pay back contractors designated as “service employees,” and also laborers or mechanics who make up to $965 per week.” Read the full article here.
Source: House Appropriations Package Now Includes Contractor Back Pay – By Frank Konkel, June 13, 2019. Nextgov.