NTEU Urges New Congress to End Shutdown

The 116th Congress was sworn into office today, and one their first orders of business is to vote on a funding bill that would reopen the government.

The House is set to vote later today on legislation providing full-year funding for six of the seven remaining appropriations bills and a continuing resolution (CR) through Feb. 8 for the Department of Homeland Security. The package includes the Senate-passed 1.9 percent pay increase and back pay for furloughed employees. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already indicated that he will not bring the legislation to the Senate for a vote. 

As the shutdown drags on for a 13th day, NTEU continues to press Congress and the administration to reopen the government and ensure all federal employees promptly get paid when the government reopens. NTEU is persisting in efforts to secure a 1.9 percent pay raise this year. Read more and get shutdown resources