June 21, 2019
According to a recent article by Nextgov.com, there’s still a chance that federal contractors unpaid during the January/February 2019 shutdown could get back pay.
The House Appropriations Committee package now includes contractor back pay to hundreds of thousands of federal contractors who went unpaid during the last government shutdown, which lasted 35 days. The provision was added to an upcoming spending package and borrows language from bicameral legislation introduced after the shutdown.
The House will vote on the provision this month, where it is expected to pass, but its future in the Senate remains uncertain.