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Sen. Collins: Furloughed Workers Getting Paid Should Return to Work

Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 11:51 AM

In a rare showing of bipartisan agreement over the ongoing government shutdown, President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Susan Collins agree on one thing: furloughed employees should return to work because they will be paid for the unscheduled vacations.

The House has already passed a bill to reimburse employees for all pay lost as a result of the shutdown, and Obama has agreed to sign the measure.

In addition, Obama ordered all of his furloughed staff back to the White House "saying they're getting paid, there's no sense in them sitting at home," said CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

"Why not just do that?" Crowley asked Collins, a moderate Republican from Maine.

"We should and that's what I did in my office," Collins responded.

"I had furloughed most of my staff, but if they're going to be paid, they should be at work," Collins said.

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