Lawmakers have spent the last four weeks finalizing appropriations for fiscal 2018, with the intent of packaging all 12 spending bills into one omnibus.
Members of the American Federation of Government Employees took to Capitol Hill this week, to rally against the proposed pay freeze and cuts included in the president’s 2019 budget request.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced the FAIR Act, which would give federal employees a 3 percent pay raise for 2019.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is once again reintroducing the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act. This time, Connolly’s bill proposes a 3.2 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2018.
A Senate version of the FAIR Act, which would give federal employees a 5.3 percent pay raise, is gaining support from unions and area lawmakers.
Legislation to boost federal workers’ pay by 5.3 percent is set to be introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) The bill comes after President Barack Obama proposed a 1.6 percent increase in his fiscal 2017 budget.
Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act Friday, calling for a 3.3 percent pay increase for federal employees for calendar year 2015. Federal employee union leaders praised the proposal, which would raise feds’ pay more than the 1 percent President Barack Obama introduced in his 2015 budget proposal. The bill is similar to one introduced in March by House Democrats.