House Votes To Help Family Of Lincoln Memorial Worker
Seattle Times News Services
The House of Representatives, touched by the plight of a federal worker who died caring for the Lincoln Memorial but had no job benefits, waived its own rules yesterday and voted to give the family of James Hudson almost $40,000.
Hudson spent eight years maintaining the memorial but was classified as a temporary employee ineligible for benefits granted to permanent workers, including life insurance.
Lawmakers yesterday called Hudson's situation a disgrace and introduced legislation that would help other long-term temporary workers like him. The bill has been named the James Hudson Temporary Employee Equity Act of 1993.
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