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WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed the FY07 Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act which includes a 2.7% pay adjustment for civilian federal workers, the same amount provided by the House-passed Defense Authorization bill for military personnel.
"The Washington area delegation works hard every year to provide federal employees with a fair pay adjustment that follows the principle of pay parity, including Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security employees. I am pleased that our hard work has paid off again this year and that the House has agreed to endorse the principle of pay parity by providing federal civilian employees with the same pay raise as military employees.
"I will continue to lead the fight for a fair pay adjustment for federal employees until a 2.7% raise becomes law this year."