Senator Hassan meets with TSA officers at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today met with TSA officers after their shift at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, where she heard from them about how the President’s senseless government shutdown is impacting them and reaffirmed her commitment to fighting to reopen the government.
“I am so grateful to TSA workers for working so hard to keep the public safe,” Senator Hassan said. “It is unacceptable that because they have been caught up in the President’s politically motivated shutdown they are working without pay. The first priority remains reopening the government immediately, and I will continue working toward a bipartisan solution to do that.”
Senator Hassan helped introduce bipartisan legislation, which has now been signed into law, that would ensure that any furloughed government employee from this shutdown or any future ones will be paid retroactively as soon as appropriations are restored, and also joined in introducing the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act, which would protect federal workers and their families from foreclosures, evictions, and loan defaults during a government shutdown. Senator Hassan also cosponsored a bill that would fund Coast Guard operations – including pay for members of the Coast Guard – during lapses in appropriation.