Lawmakers Renew Push for Contractor Back Pay, An Expansion of Veterans’ Benefits and More

Government Executive: A bipartisan group of lawmakers has not given up on providing back pay to federal contractors impacted by the 35-day partial government shutdown earlier this year, and hopes such a measure will be attached to an upcoming spending bill.

Senate appropriators are preparing a bill (S. 572) to provide $13.6 billion in disaster relief to states impacted by hurricanes Michael and Florence and last year’s California wildfires.

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