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Washington D.C.
Babin Continues Fighting for Federal Contractors
Press Release
Thursday, January 24, 2019


WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement on the ongoing fight to ensure federal contractors receive backpay. Earlier this month, Babin joined Rep. Bill Posey (FL-8) in a letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee requesting the Committee provide equitable treatment for contract employees in crafting appropriations bills to open government agencies. Unlike civil servants, government contractors have not traditionally received back-pay and benefits upon reopening the federal government. 

“I have voted for and the President has signed into law legislation protecting civil servants, but we must make sure the same security is provided to contractors,” said Babin. “As things stand, our contractors will not receive backpay for time missed during the shutdown. These contractors and their families are facing the same hardships as our civil servants, and we must do what we can to return them to work and treat them equitably. I will continue doing all I can for both our federal employees and contractors and working to bring all sides to the negotiating table to fully fund our government and critical border security needs.” 

Click here to view Dr. Babin’s letter. 

Dr. Babin is forgoing his salary until the shutdown ends.




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