October 2, 2013 (San Diego)--Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to provide retroactive pay to federal workers regardless of their furlough status. If enacted, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 3223) will ensure that federal employees impacted by the government shutdown receive retroactive pay for the full duration of the federal government shutdown.
The San Diego region is home to more than 45,000 federal workers, many of whom have been placed on furlough status and will not receive back pay without congressional action.
“I am hearing from many constituents who are anxious about being able to pay bills,” said Davis. “Federal workers are innocent victims caught in the middle of this fight. These are dedicated people who proudly serve the American people. They keep us safe, make sure our seniors get their Social Security checks, and take care of our veterans. They should not suffer because a small number in Congress insist on shutting the government down over an ideological crusade.”
Congresswoman Davis represents the 53rd Congressional District, which includes La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and parts of San Diego, El Cajon, and Chula Vista. She is senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, serving as the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee. She also serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.