Grothman Statement on S. 24 Vote
Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 24, which passed the House 411-7:
“Today, the House of Representatives voted to give back pay to all federal employees, both those who work and those who don’t, during this government shutdown and all future shutdowns. This means that employees that do not work, no matter how long the shutdown, will still receive full pay.
This week I cosponsored H.R. 271, the No Work Without Pay Act, which will provide immediate pay for federal employees who are working during the shutdown. House Democrats have refused to allow a vote on this bill. This has created a situation where employees who are working do not know when they will receive their next paycheck, yet they still they are required to pay their work-related expenses.
If Congress really intends to pay people whether they work or not, they should simply have them work.
H.R. 271 will pay working federal employees immediately, rather than having them wait until the shutdown is over. This bill, opposed to the S. 24, would pay working federal employees in the timely manner they deserve.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his third term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.