Contractors Advise Lawmakers on How to Reduce Pain During the Next Shutdown

NextGov: The familiar miseries of last winter’s 35-day partial government shutdown were catalogued from the point of view of contractors on Monday as Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee convened a field hearing to send a message to fellow lawmakers.

Contractors ranging from a Fortune 500 firm to unionized custodians plus the owner of a private coffee shop catering to federal workers assembled at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, to detail both the impact and their proposed solutions to the threat of shutdowns—three of which have occurred during the current Congress.

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