NFFE to Senate Leadership: Call the Vote to End the Shutdown!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brittany Holder
“I was proud to stand arm-in-arm with working people today, taking a stand for federal employees across the country, and insisting that Mitch McConnell and President Trump DO THEIR JOBS and stop the shutdown immediately,” said Randy Erwin, NFFE National President. “This isn’t funny! 800,000 federal employees across the country are suffering, and Mitch McConnell and President Trump are playing political games.”
The shutdown continues largely because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to call a vote to end the funding lapse even though the House recently passed a funding bill identical to the one McConnell passed in December. Labor groups and furloughed employees demanded that McConnell pass the same bill he passed last month to reopen government and stop the financial suffering of a million-plus working families of federal workers and contractors.