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Cardin introduces retroactive pay bill for DHS employees
Cardin introduces retroactive pay bill for DHS employees

WASHINGTON -- As the Department of Homeland Security braces for the possibility of a shutdown at the end of the week, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide retroactive pay for any workers furloughed because of a lapse in funding. The department, which includes the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, among others, will run out of money at midnight Friday unless lawmakers find a way to break an impasse over immigration policy that has stymied funding legislation. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said that some 30,000 department employees would be furloughed and another roughly 200,000...

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