Warner introduces bill to protect credit reports of federal workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS19 NEWS) -- U.S. Senator Mark Warner introduced a bill that would protect the credit scores of Virginia federal works and contractors affected by the 35-day government shutdown,

The Protect Federal Workers' Credit Act would require credit bureaus to remove negative information that was placed on the credit reports of federal workers who missed a payment because of the government shutdown.

"The recent shutdown may be over, but federal employees and contractors are still feeling its effects," said Warner. "They shouldn't have their credit scores threatened because the president recklessly decided to shutter the government for 35 days."

The bill would also apply to future government shutdowns.

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