Dem Bill Would Let Essential Workers Collect Unemployment During Shutdown

January 24, 2019
In The News

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at providing essential government workers access to unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown.

The bill’s introduction comes as federal workers affected by the shutdown are expected to miss their second consecutive paycheck. The measure would overturn a Department of Labor regulation prohibiting essential employees from collecting jobless benefits.

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