Statement of NARFE President Richard Thissen on the end of the government shutdown

January 22, 2018
Statement of NARFE National President Richard G. Thissen upon passage of legislation to reopen the government:
“While some have called this shutdown ‘political theater’ and less consequential than past shutdowns, for federal employees, it was anything but. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees were hard at work the last three days while others were forced to stay home - all of them worried when they would receive their next paycheck. We cannot allow congressional impasse on any issue to dictate when our nation’s public servants are able to serve our citizens.
“NARFE applauds the funding deal’s inclusion of back pay for those federal workers who were unable to go work during the shutdown. We cannot allow our nation’s civil servants to be collateral damage in congressional gridlock and we thank those who voted to provide back pay.”

National Active and Retired

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Association

NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

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Statement of NARFE President Richard Thissen on the end of the government shutdown

January 22, 2018
Statement of NARFE National President Richard G. Thissen upon passage of legislation to reopen the government:
“While some have called this shutdown ‘political theater’ and less consequential than past shutdowns, for federal employees, it was anything but. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees were hard at work the last three days while others were forced to stay home - all of them worried when they would receive their next paycheck. We cannot allow congressional impasse on any issue to dictate when our nation’s public servants are able to serve our citizens.
“NARFE applauds the funding deal’s inclusion of back pay for those federal workers who were unable to go work during the shutdown. We cannot allow our nation’s civil servants to be collateral damage in congressional gridlock and we thank those who voted to provide back pay.”

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FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
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NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.