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Congressman Tom Rice is recalling his staff back to work now that the House of Representatives voted unanimously on Saturday to retroactively pay all furloughed federal workers.
He had issued a rolling furlough for his staff but now he wants them back so they can continue serving the 7th Congressional District.
"My office runs on as little money as possible to properly serve my constituents. While I believe that all my staff is essential, because other federal employees will be affected across the country, I instituted a rolling furlough for my staff members. Since the House of Representatives voted unanimously on Saturday to retroactively pay all furloughed federal workers, I have called back all of my staff so we can best serve South Carolina's Seventh Congressional District," Rice said.
Click here to view a list of the government agencies and programs impacted by the shutdown; however, this list does not include everything.
"Again, I do not want a government shutdown, and tried hard to avoid one but the House and Senate were not able to reach an agreement. I will continue to work on bipartisan solutions with my colleagues across the aisle and the Democrat-led Senate."
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By Taylor Williams