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House Committee Moves Forward With Federal Employee Pay Parity

Hoyer-Wolf-Moran Wins Again Against White House Objections

For Immediate Release:

June 21, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The full House Appropriations Committee included a Federal Employee Pay Parity amendment in the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development bill today.  The amendment was offered by Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Jim Moran (D-VA), and Tom Davis (R-VA).  The amendment provides for a 3.1% pay adjustment for federal civilian employees, including blue collar employees, giving them pay parity with military employees.

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House Group Sending Letter to Push for 'Pay Parity' Raises

For Immediate Release:

May 16, 2005

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By Stephen Barr

Washington Post

A bipartisan group of House members plans to send a letter today to the chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee to urge them to support "pay parity" raises next year for civil service and military personnel.

Report on Bonuses Raises Ire; Democrats, Unions Angry Again Over 2002 Awards to Political Appointees

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July 11, 2003

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By Christopher Lee

Washington Post

The Bush administration doled out $ 1.44 million in bonuses to 470 political appointees last year, according to an Office of Personnel Management report.

The White House's decision last year to end an eight-year ban on such cash awards imposed by the Clinton administration touched off a fury of criticism in December from Democrats, unions and some policy experts who said the move slighted ordinary federal employees and encouraged political favoritism.

Bill Seeks Same Raise for Military, Civilian Workers; House Measure at Odds With Bush's 'Performance' Plan

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July 25, 2003

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By Christopher Lee

Washington Post

Military and civilian federal employees alike would get a 4.1 percent pay raise next year under a measure approved yesterday by the House Appropriations Committee.

Bill Would Restore Pension Credits to Returning Employees

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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'

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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

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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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