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OCT 01, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Split On Whether To Give Back Pay To Workers Furloughed In Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON -- If and when the federal government reopens for business, congressional lawmakers will have to decide whether or not to retroactively pay federal workers for the time they were out of work. So far, Republicans appear split on the question of back pay for furloughed civil servants -- even though members of Congress are guaranteed to get paid regardless. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she would support such a measure. "They're being furloughed for no fault of their own, and this is very poor policy," she said. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) agreed. "Oh, of course," he said when ... Read More

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