Sen. Warner proposes legislation to fix credit reports of Virginians hurt by gov’t shutdown

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(WAVY) — Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), along with several others, introduced legislation on Friday to protect the credit reports of federal workers affected by the government shutdown. 

They coined the proposal the “Protect Federal Workers’ Credit Act”, and it aims to keep the credit scores of those workers from being hurt.

“The recent shutdown may be over, but federal employees and contractors are still feeling its effects. They shouldn’t have their credit scores threatened because the President recklessly decided to shutter the government for 35 days.” – Senator Mark Warner

The act would require credit bureaus to remove negative information that was placed on the credit reports of federal workers and contractors who missed payments as a result of a government shutdown.

Along with assisting those who were recently affected, this bill would apply to any future government shutdowns as well.

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