Federal Employee Civil Assistance Act Prevents Loss of Home, Car or Health Insurance, Delay in Student Loan Payments, and Negative Effects on Credit History
“Federal workers are dedicated public servants who inspect our food and water, maintain our parks and take care of our veterans. The last choice they should have to make is between feeding their families and keeping the lights on, ”said
“No family should have a hard time paying their bills and providing for their family because of the failure of the federal government to do its job,” said
* Being expelled or foreclosed;
* Have their car or other property repossessed;
* Fall behind in their student loan payments;
* Have negative effects on their credit history;
* Fall behind in paying their bills; Where
* Losing their insurance due to missed premiums.
* This protection would last during an outage and 30 days after an outage to give workers a chance to meet their bills. In each of these situations, this would allow those workers to ask a court to temporarily postpone payment obligations or eviction or foreclosure actions. This would allow the courts to weigh the equity of both parties to the contract in deciding how contractual obligations should be treated.
The Federal Employee Civil Relief Act is co-sponsored by
This legislation is supported by the
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