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Bill Would Restore Pension Credits to Returning Employees

For Immediate Release:

April 22, 2005

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By Stephen Barr

Washington Post

A bill that would allow former government workers to recoup their pension credits when returning to federal employment has been introduced in the House by Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.).

Under the Federal Employees Retirement System, employees who leave the government can get a refund of their retirement contributions, a decision that erases their pension credits. If they rejoin the government, they are not allowed to pay back the money and restore their pension.

Hoyer Leads Bipartisan Effort to Help Communities Hire Firefighters

120 Members Urge More Funding to Address Critical Staffing Shortage in the Fire Service

For Immediate Release:

April 8, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC –  A bipartisan group of 120 U.S. Representatives, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), sent a letter today to the Chairman and Ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee urging them to include funding in the FY 2006 Homeland Security Appropriations bill for fire fighter staffing. 

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Newsview: Bush Budget Contains Omissions

For Immediate Release:

February 7, 2005

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By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

President Bush will propose a 3.1 percent pay raise for members of the armed forces and a 2.3 percent increase for civilian federal employees under the fiscal 2006 budget plan the White House will release on Monday.

The proposal marks the third consecutive year that Bush has sought a bigger increase for the military than for civilian workers, ignoring repeated bipartisan calls in Congress for equivalent raises for both groups.

Planned Military Raise to Top Civilians'

For Immediate Release:

February 5, 2005

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By Stephen Barr and Christopher Lee
Washington Post

President Bush will propose a 3.1 percent pay raise for members of the armed forces and a 2.3 percent increase for civilian federal employees under the fiscal 2006 budget plan the White House will release on Monday.

The proposal marks the third consecutive year that Bush has sought a bigger increase for the military than for civilian workers, ignoring repeated bipartisan calls in Congress for equivalent raises for both groups.

Hoyer: Protecting Federal Employees Protects America

Democratic Whip Says White House Should Embrace Principle of Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

March 2, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after speaking to the National Treasury Employees Union at a Capitol Hill rally:

“Civil servants are the engine that moves us forward as a nation.  The dedicated men and women who serve the public work hard to maintain our quality of life.  Our government could not function without them.

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Hoyer Re-Introduces Bill to Lower Federal Employee Health Insurance Costs

For Immediate Release:

February 9, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) reintroduced legislation this week to increase the government's share of Federal Employee Health Care Benefit Plan premiums from 72 percent to 80 percent.  Hoyer was joined in reintroducing the bill by a bipartisan group of 46 members including Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA).
 

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Bipartisan Senate, House Leaders To Introduce Pay Parity Release

Resolutions Show Strong Bipartisan, Bicameral Support for Parity Between Federal Employee, Military Pay Adjustments

For Immediate Release:

February 1, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Paul Sarbanes (MD) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) will lead a bipartisan group of House and Senate members in introducing resolutions in both chambers today that call for parity in pay adjustments for military and civilian employees in Fiscal Year 2006.

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Hoyer Statement On New Homeland Security Dept. Personnel Regulations

Democratic Whip Concerned With Elimination of Employee, Taxpayer Protections, Affect on Homeland Security

For Immediate Release:

January 27, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel regulations:

“Today the Department of Homeland Security issued final personnel regulations that will govern over 180,000 employees of the agency.  Based on what I have seen so far, I am deeply concerned that these regulations might be used to eliminate important protections for employees and taxpayers on a government-wide basis.

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Area House Members Implore Bush to Support Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

January 25, 2005

Contact:Stephen Barr

The Washington Post

Ten members of the Washington area delegation plan to send President Bush a letter today urging him to provide equal pay raises for civil service and military personnel in his fiscal 2006 budget proposal that goes to Congress in two weeks.

A draft of the letter, organized by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the House Democratic whip, calls on Bush to "embrace the principle of pay parity" when making his recommendation for federal employees' 2006 pay raise.

Hoyer Leads Bipartisan Regional Delegation In Sending Pay Parity Letter To President

For Immediate Release:

January 25, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The bipartisan Washington regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), today sent a letter to President Bush requesting that he include the principle of pay parity for federal civilian and military employees in his upcoming fiscal year 2006 budget proposal. 

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