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Lawmakers propose retroactive pay for furloughed workers

SPRINGFIELD -- House and Senate lawmakers have proposed legislation to help furloughed workers.
SPRINGFIELD -- House and Senate lawmakers have proposed legislation to help furloughed workers. They want to retroactively pay the 800,000 federal workers.

The back-pay measure could be up for a floor vote as early as Saturday. Congress has granted back-pay to furloughed federal workers after each of the past sixteen shutdowns which have taken place since 1976.
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