In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) would authorize congressional payroll administrators to dock pay for members of Congress for as long as a government shutdown continues.
In today’s Federal Newscast, incoming House leadership unveiled its new rules package without the rule which lets Congress reduce the number of employees an agency can have.
In today’s Federal Newscast, while some members of Congress are trying to make sure federal employees can get paid during a potential shutdown, don’t expect every member to feel sorry for them.
Before the end of 2018, Congress needs solutions for seven unfinished appropriations bills, plus a definitive answer on federal employee pay.
Amazon will shortly announce where on the East Coast it will move, bringing what are described as 50,000 “well-paying” tech jobs, and three Washington, D.C. metro area locations made the original short-list.
I believe we should go with the idea of “first, do no harm.” That means giving employees a pay raise that is equal to, or at least close to, the military pay raise.
A coalition of House Democrats from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are calling on congressional leadership to change course on the president’s proposed federal pay freeze.
The Senate Appropriations Committee cleared a bill to give federal civilian employees a 1.9 percent pay raise in 2019.
Feds would all be better off if they recognize the differences and the similarities between D.C. and field employees, but commentator Jeff Neal is not optimistic that will happen any time soon.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a few questions about some recent top news stories.