(Matt Demlein, WRVA)​

Warner Wants Federal Worker Protections

Comes As Shutdown Moves Towards Record Territory

January 10, 2019 - 4:03 pm

Washington, D.C. (Newsradiowrva.com) -  Senator Mark Warner has introduced legislation which would prevent landlords and creditors from taking action against furloughed federal employees, or employees who are currently working but not getting paid.  The proposal comes as the federal government shutdown heads towards record territory this weekend.

Warner's legislation would shield employees from action, as well as give them the right to sue if the protections were violated.   It would cover the time period during a shutdown, as well as 30 days after, giving employees enough time to get reimbursed.

The Democrat says he has seen very little movement in Washington towards ending the shutdown.  He does not support building a wall on the southern border, as President Donald Trump is demanding.  Warner does say he would support additional border security funding, but, in his words, for security which would actually work.