Hoyer and Connolly Introduce Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
January 25, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) introduced the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, which would bring the 2019 pay increase for civilian federal employees in line with the raise given to members of the military. Currently, under President Trump’s outrageous pay freeze, civilian employees will see no increase in pay, while members of the military received an increase of 2.6 percent for calendar year 2018.
"For the past 35 days, President Trump and Congressional Republicans have held federal employees and the American people they serve hostage,” said Congressman Hoyer. “This government shutdown is the latest in the long list of attacks on our hardworking federal civilian workforce. The Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act is an important step in treating federal employees with the respect they deserve and compensating them for the financial stress the Trump-McConnell shutdown has inflicted on them."