The House and Senate this week voted overwhelmingly to provide back pay to about 800,000 federal workers who are going without paychecks because of the partial government shutdown.
But seven lawmakers — all House Republicans — opposed the measure. Those “no” votes came from Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Glen Grothman (Wis.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Chip Roy (Texas) and Ted Yoho (Fla.).
President Trump on Thursday indicated he would sign the bill, leading to its passage by unanimous consent in the Senate later that day. On Friday, the House cleared the measure in a 411-7 vote.
Photo above is Amash.
The House has now approved a bill passed by the Senate, okaying back pay for federal workers *after* the shutdown is over. The vote was 411-7. pic.twitter.com/3HCFz1Yj37
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) January 11, 2019
The House has just approved a bill that would ensure back pay for the federal workers missing paychecks due to the shutdown.
The measure passed 411-7. All seven 'no' votes came from Republicans. https://t.co/QNg0Ur5UFC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 11, 2019
The seven House members who voted against federal worker backpay… pic.twitter.com/xSEUhfGGMw
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) January 11, 2019