On behalf of affected frontline federal employees across this nation- both furloughed and on the job- and all going unpaid, NTEU National President Tony Reardon has sent letters to both Senators and Representatives urging them to do their jobs to re-open the government, guarantee paychecks, and provide a deserved pay raise.
At midnight last night in the absence of congressionally-approved and enacted funding by the president, the Continuing Resolution (CR) keeping many federal agencies open expired causing a shutdown. Negotiations over the seven remaining FY 2019 appropriations bills continues today between the White House and congressional leaders.
As a reminder, NTEU-represented agencies now under a lapse of appropriations are: IRS and other Department of Treasury Offices and Bureaus, CBP and FLETC, CFTC, EPA, FCC, FDA (portions), FEC, NPS, PTO, SEC, and USDA.
I will keep you updated on developments. For more information, please visit the NTEU Legislative Action Center.