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Sanford Calls Staff Back to Work

Sanford Calls Staff Back to Work

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - First District Congressman Mark Sanford says he's calling back to work all of his furloughed staff members now that there seems to be agreement in Washington that government workers will be paid eventually.

Sanford says he's ending furloughs for his office staff beginning Tuesday.

He says he sent home employees without pay when the partial government shutdown took effect last week.

Sanford says things have changed after the U.S. House of Representatives over the weekend unanimously passed legislation promising all federal employees will receive back pay once the shutdown ends.

The Senate could act on the measure this week.

Sanford says he believes since it's clear employees will be paid, they should get to work.

The Republican lawmaker says anything less would amount to a taxpayer-subsidized vacation.

 

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