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House Overwhelmingly Endorses Bipartisan Pay-Parity Resolution

For Immediate Release:

March 31, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the bipartisan resolution H.Res. 581, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that pay adjustments should be the same this year for both civilian and military Federal personnel.  The House overwhelmingly supported the bipartisan resolution, with 299 Members voting in support to 126 voting in opposition:
 

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Key legislators stand firm on military-civilian pay parity

For Immediate Release:

February 20, 2004

Contact:David McGlinchey

Government Executive

Washington-area House lawmakers said Friday that they continue to support military-civilian pay parity, despite recent calls from the Bush administration and a senior congressman on the House Appropriations Committee to hold down the 2005 civil service pay raise.

In his fiscal 2005 budget request, President Bush asked for a 3.5 percent pay raise for the military and a 1.5 percent raise for civilian personnel. Bush's fiscal 2004 request contained a similar gap, but Congress provided a 4.1 percent increase for both groups this year.

Hoyer Vows to Fight for Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

March 17, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today vowing to fight for pay parity for federal civilian employees and military employees in Fiscal Year 2005 after an amendment to add language in support of the bipartisan principle failed in committee:

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Hoyer Speaks To Federal Employees at NTEU Rally

Addresses Efforts to Keep Up the Fight to Ensure Pay Parity for Federal Emplo

For Immediate Release:

March 3, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke to close to 200 members of the National Treasury Employee’s Union (NTEU) today at a rally at the Capitol.  Hoyer talked to the NTEU members about ways to ensure that federal civilian employees receive the same annual pay adjustment that President Bush has proposed for the military and other issues important to federal employees.  Following are Rep. Hoyer’s remarks as prepared for delivery.

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Area House Members Urge Parity for Civilian Workers

For Immediate Release:

February 1, 2004

Contact:Stephen Barr

The Washington Post

A group of Washington-area House members plans to introduce a resolution Tuesday that would put the House on record in support of a "pay parity" raise in the upcoming fiscal 2005 budget debate.

The proposed resolution traditionally kicks off a Kabuki-like dance that can last into autumn if Congress decides to increase federal pay more than the president recommends in his budget, which is scheduled for release tomorrow.

House Members Petition Bush to Endorse Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

January 22, 2004

Contact:Stephen Barr

The Washington Post

A group of House members, led by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), wrote President Bush yesterday urging him to support "the principle of pay parity" in his fiscal 2005 budget plan.

"We cannot express strongly enough the importance of continuing the tradition of pay parity between military and civilian employees," the letter to the president said.

South Capitol Street Bridge Receives Funding

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2004

Contact:Bree Hocking

Roll Call

A key transportation artery is in line for some much-needed repairs after last week’s Senate passage of the omnibus spending bill.

The legislation includes $7 million for structural and safety improvements to South Capitol Street and the Frederick Douglass Bridge from the Southeast-Southwest Freeway to Firth Sterling Avenue in Anacostia. The Douglass bridge is considered severely compromised when it comes to safety, structural adequacy, serviceability and function.

With Senate Back in Session, Pay Raises Could Finally Be Untangled

For Immediate Release:

January 20, 2004

Contact:Stephen Barr

The Washington Post

The Senate returns to work today -- hopefully ready to plunge into debate on an $820 billion omnibus spending bill for fiscal 2004 that would bump up this year's pay raise for the government's white-collar workers.

The spending bill -- which would provide General Schedule employees with an average raise of 4.1 percent -- has been snarled in politics and policy disputes over mad cow disease, media ownership and overtime compensation rules.

Hoyer: As President Lauds Homeland Security Employees, He Refuses to Support Fair Pay Adjustment

For Immediate Release:

March 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after remarks by President Bush on the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security:

“The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security – which includes Coast Guard officers, Secret Service agents, Border Patrol agents and other dedicated public servants – surrounded President Bush today as he lauded their efforts over the last year.  And their heartfelt appreciation and patriotism were apparent.

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