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Old 01-14-2019, 12:30 PM
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Riemann has it, and from what I understand the Senate has passed it as well. It's just waiting on the president's signature.

Now, what if the bill had not been passed? Technically, none of us (working or not) are guaranteed to get paid. I'm not sure of the legal reasons why, but if the rest of the federal government's contract is as involved as mine, I'm sure they've got it covered in there somewhere. Fortunately there haven't been many shutdowns, and to date they all came with retroactive pay. I guess you can say that issue has yet to face an actual court challenge, so it's hard to say how it would go.