I’m glad that Congress has approved retroactive pay for federal employees [“Bill would grant missed pay to federal workers,” news, Oct. 4]. I’d like to see lawmakers give the same consideration to those who work for the federal government as contractors [“Furloughed contractors face a harsh reality when federal shutdown ends,” news, Oct. 9].

When you follow the money, our salaries come from the U.S. Treasury, too. We have housing to pay for, families to feed, medical bills, etc., just as federal employees do. We pay taxes and vote, too.

Juliana L. LeMaster, North Bethesda