UPDATE: Rep. Ken Buck was apparently misidentified as one of the 7 Republicans voting against back pay for federal employees.
CORRECTION: The list of members who voted against federal worker backpay I tweeted this morning was incorrect: @RepKenBuck voted FOR backpay. Clerk’s office lists @RepChipRoy, not listed earlier, as a no.
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) January 11, 2019
As The Hill reports, Congress is trying to do the right thing for federal workers who will miss their first paycheck today as a result of the government shutdown:
The House on Friday cleared a bill that would ensure back pay for federal workers missing paychecks as a result of the partial government shutdown, as well as guarantee payment for employees affected by any future closures.
The measure passed with broad bipartisan support, 411-7. All seven votes against the bill came from Republicans.
The Senate approved the back pay measure — unanimously — on Thursday, and President Trump says he will sign the legislation. That makes the overall vote total 511-7 in favor of paying federal employees the salary they are currently not receiving through no fault of their own.