More than 20 House Democrats have their own concerns with the president’s recent executive orders on the federal workforce.
The debate over official time may heat up again, as the Trump administration continues to suggest changes to the current civil service system.
Unless Congress takes positive action there will be no January 2019 pay raise.
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.
The House passed a six-week extension for civilian agencies and full-year appropriations for the Defense Department. The Senate is nearing a two-year spending cap deal.
A fifth continuing resolution this fiscal year doesn’t bode well for members of the local federal contracting community, which told House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) the previous four CRs have already cost them time, money and talent.
The president signed a three-week continuing resolution until law, that reopens the government and keeps it open until at least Feb. 8.
House Republicans are discussing a new plan that would extend the continuing resolution through Jan. 19. This version would not fund the Defense Department through the rest of fiscal 2018, as originally discussed.
Seven House Democrats and five Republicans are asking President Donald Trump to consider giving all civilian federal employees the same 2.4 percent pay raise that military members are expected to get in 2018.
The benefits-eating monster is real. And still out there. Just as you suspected.