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File #: 190017    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 1/24/2019 In control: Committee on Appropriations
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Authorizing transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 from the Grants Revenue Fund, the Director of Finance - Provision for Other Grants to the General Fund.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: GRANTS REVENUE FUND
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19001700.pdf
Title
Authorizing transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 from the Grants Revenue Fund, the Director of Finance - Provision for Other Grants to the General Fund.

Body
WHEREAS, a partial shutdown of the United States federal government began on December 22, 2018 in which federal agencies had to discontinue all non-essential discretionary functions until new funding legislation is passed and signed into law; and

WHEREAS, Nine federal agencies have been forced to close due to the shutdown, which includes the departments of the Treasury, Agriculture, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Commerce, and Justice; and

WHEREAS, An estimated 380,000 employees have been furloughed during the shutdown, and another 420,000 employees will report to work but not receive pay until the shutdown ends, which is now the longest in U.S. history; and

WHEREAS, There are approximately 45,000 federal employees in Philadelphia and its immediate suburbs, making it the highest concentrated region of federal workers outside Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia is home to approximately 12,000 federal workers, including 3,000 Transportation Security Administration employees at the Philadelphia International Airport; and

WHEREAS, The effects of the shutdown continue to grow and the impact has begun rippling through the entire economy, leading thousands of local federal workers to seek assistance for food, rental/mortgage assistance, and other living necessities; and

WHEREAS, The establishment of a Philadelphia Federal Workers' Emergency Fund will provide financial assistance to federal workers who reside in the City of Philadelphia during the course of the shutdown; now, therefore,

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. The Director of Finance is hereby authorized to make the following transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 within the General Fund:

FROM: GRANTS REVENUE ...

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