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Sanford's Office Ends Staff Furloughs, Resumes Normal Operations


Location: Washington, DC

Today, Representative Mark Sanford announced that his office will end all furloughs of staff beginning tomorrow.

"When the government shut down we took steps to furlough more than half our staff, because we believed that taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for anything more than essential operations during a shutdown," said Sanford.

"Now that the House has passed legislation to provide all federal employees with back pay and the President has announced his intention to support it, we think it is in the best interest of the taxpayer for us to end our staff furloughs. I think common sense would dictate that now that it's clear everyone will be paid, that they should work - anything less would amount to an extended taxpayer subsidized vacation."

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