Congress approved the program for federal workers two years ago, but the rulemaking process drags on.
Congress approved the phased-retirement program two years ago, but OPM still hasn’t completed the final rules.
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Is American politics really more confrontational and contentious than it used to be? If this staple of lawmaker-voter interaction is any evidence, the answer is yes.
The bill would ensure that the government pays all federal employees for the shutdown period, regardless of whether they were furloughed.