IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 24, 2019
Mr. Gardner introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations
To provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by the current lapse in appropriations.
Compensation for Federal and other government employees affected by the lapse in appropriations
In this section—
the term agency means each establishment in the Federal Government;
the term covered lapse in appropriations means the lapse in appropriations that began on or about December 22, 2018;
the term District of Columbia public employer means—
the District of Columbia Courts;
the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; or
the District of Columbia government; and
the term excepted employee means an excepted employee or an employee performing emergency work, as such terms are defined by the Office of Personnel Management or the appropriate District of Columbia public employer, as applicable.
During the period of the covered lapse in appropriations, the head of each agency or District of Columbia public employer that is subject to the covered lapse in appropriations shall compensate, at the employee's standard rate of compensation—
each employee of the agency or of a District of Columbia public employer who was furloughed as a result of the covered lapse in appropriations; and
each excepted employee who is required to perform work during the covered lapse in appropriations.
There are appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the head of each agency or District of Columbia public employer that is subject to the covered lapse in appropriations such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.
Charging to full-year appropriations
Expenditures made pursuant to this Act shall be charged to the applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization whenever a bill in which such applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization is contained is enacted into law.
Interaction with other law
For purposes of section 1341(c) of title 31, United States Code, the appropriations provided under paragraph (1) shall constitute an end of the covered lapse in appropriations.