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HOYER: OVERTIME RULE CHANGES PUNISH WORKING AMERICANS ONCE AGAIN

“In a Weak Economy, Working Families Don’t Need this Bush Pay Cut”

For Immediate Release:

August 23, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the implementation of unprecedented new rules by the Department of Labor that will strip up to 6 million workers of their right to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Bush Administration forced the regulation changes through despite bipartisan opposition of Congress:

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House panel backs 3.5 percent civil service pay raise

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2004

Contact:Tanya N. Ballard

Government Executive

The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday that would provide equal pay adjustments for military and civilian federal employees in 2005.

Amendment Would Make Next Year's Civil Service Pay Raises Equal to Military's

For Immediate Release:

July 19, 2004

Contact:Stephen Barr

The Washington Post

Eight Washington area House members have announced plans to offer an amendment that would ensure civil service employees get the same raise next year as the military -- 3.5 percent.

In a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.) and ranking Democrat David R. Obey (Wis.), the eight lawmakers urged them to support "parity in pay adjustments."

The letter pointed out that on March 31, the House voted 299 to 126 in favor of providing parity raises to the civil service and the military in 2005.

Pay parity amendment set for this week

For Immediate Release:

July 19, 2004

Contact:David McGlinchey

Government Executive

A senior Democratic lawmaker will introduce an amendment later this week to grant federal civilian employees the same 3.5 percent pay raise that military personnel will receive in 2005.

The White House and a group of Republican House members are pushing for a 1.5 percent pay raise for civil servants and a 3.5 percent raise for the military. President Bush has said that service members deserve the larger raise because of ongoing military conflicts. Rep. Ernest Istook, R-Okla., has said that the government cannot afford the additional $2.2 billion that equal pay raises would cost.

HOUSE COMMITTEE SOLIDLY SUPPORTS FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PAY PARITY

Bipartisan Majority Supports Hoyer-Wolf-Moran Pay Amendment

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The full House Appropriations Committee included, by a solid bipartisan vote of 42-16 (25 Democrats and 17 Republicans), a Federal Employee Pay Parity amendment in the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act today that was offered by Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD).  A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Hoyer, Representatives Frank Wolf (R-VA), Jim Moran (D-VA), and Tom Davis (R-VA), worked to secure passage of the amendment, which provides for a 3.5% pay adjustment for federal civilian employees, includ

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HOYER A-76 CONTRACTING OUT AMENDMENT ADOPTED BY TRANSPORTATION – TREASURY SUBCOMMITTEE

Amendment Would Guarantee a Level Playing Field for Federal Employees

For Immediate Release:

July 15, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Transportation, Treasury Subcommittee accepted an amendment by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today in subcommittee markup of the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Bill that will correct two serious deficiencies in the most recent A-76 revisions.  Those revisions, which were adopted on May 29, 2003, put federal employees at a competitive disadvantage and did not guarantee that taxpayer money will be economically spent:
  

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Week of July 5, 2004

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

July 6, 2004

Contact:

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2006 Cuts In Domestic Spending On Table

For Immediate Release:

May 27, 2004

Contact:Jonathan Weisman

The Washington Post

The White House put government agencies on notice this month that if President Bush is reelected, his budget for 2006 may include spending cuts for virtually all agencies in charge of domestic programs, including education, homeland security and others that the president backed in this campaign year.