H. R. 339
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 8, 2019
Ms. Norton (for herself, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Pressley, Ms. Wexton, Mr. Trone, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Moore, Mrs. Trahan, Ms. Meng, Ms. Schakowsky, Mrs. Torres of California, and Ms. Omar) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform
To provide for the compensation of Federal contractor employees that may be placed on unpaid leave as a result of the Federal Government shutdown, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Low-Wage Federal Contractor Employee Back Pay Act of 2019.
Compensation for furloughed Federal contractor employees
Title VII of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115–141) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
If a Federal contractor that provides retail, food, custodial, or security services to the Federal Government places the employees of such contractor on unpaid leave as a result of any lapse in appropriations which begins in fiscal year 2019, the Government shall provide compensation to such employees at their standard rate of compensation for the period of such lapse.