Day 32 of the longest government shutdown in history and the 100 TSA workers in Syracuse still don't know when their next paycheck will be. Hope is on the horizon for them, though, as two Central New York Congressmen today announced a proposal to allow the TSA to pay its 57,000 agents across the country.
Republican Congressman John Katko and Democrat Congressman Anthony Brindisi made the announcement this morning at the newly-renovated Syracuse Hancock International Airport this morning. They will return to Washington D.C. to encourage their fellow representatives to support the plan.
The bill will not affect the remaining 740,000-plus federal employees who are furloughed or continue to work without pay.