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Punishing Workers for Political Stalemate

Jan 01, 2019 - The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re ''Trump Digs In, Dimming Hope of a Budget Deal'' (front page, Dec. 31) and ''Trump Orders Pay Freeze for Federal Civilian Staff'' (news article, Dec. 30):

There is near certainty that all federal workers will receive their back pay, as they have in every other recent government shutdown. A bipartisan bill in the House will receive immediate action when Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes control in a few days, and the Senate has already unanimously passed such a bill and ...