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November 29, 2010Press Item
Winter is not officially here yet, but a freeze is falling over the federal workplace.
November 29, 2010Press Item
Millions of Americans are out of work, and many are tightening their belts; Federal employees must be no different. While I appreciate that the President reduced the length of his proposed pay freeze from three to two years, it would have produced significantly more savings had that sacrifice been shared between Federal civilian and military personnel--with a strong exception for the members of our military and civilian employees risking their lives on our behalf in Afghanistan, Iraq, and anywhere else they are serving in harm's way. It would have also added an element of fairness: there has been parity between civilian and military pay raises for 22 of the past 28 years in which raises were authorized, and hundreds of thousands of Federal civilian employees work alongside military employees in the Department of Defense and other agencies. In fact, the first American casualty in Afghanistan was a CIA agent--a federal civilian employee.
June 19, 2008Press Item
...legislation that would give federal employees four weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child...
June 19, 2008Press Item
Legislation that would provide federal employees with four weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with a vote of 278-146...
May 23, 2008Press Item
“As we observe the Memorial Day holiday, let us be reminded of the simple, yet apt words of Elmer Davis, Director of the U.S. Office of War Information during WWII: ‘This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.’...
April 2, 2008Press Item
Fire Administration.
December 14, 2007Press Item
Appropriations, Energy and Suspensions
March 16, 2007Press Item
This week, Democrats will pass five bills that build on our efforts to bring change to Washington and make government more accountable and transparent.
December 21, 2006Press Item
Today’s announcement, while disappointing, is not a surprise. Unfortunately, the failure of the 109th Congress to pass all but two spending bills for fiscal year 2007 has given the administration the opportunity to mandate the lowest annual raise in almost 20 years...
November 8, 2006Press Item
"I am hopeful that a wide range of issues affecting active and retired civilian federal employees will find a more friendly environment in a Democratic House next year, among them ensuring competitive annual pay adjustments for civilian employees, defraying the rising cost of health insurance, and ensuring federal retirees have a fair retirement...
November 8, 2006Press Item
DEMOCRATS REGAIN HOUSE MAJORITY!!!
November 7, 2006Press Item
"Today, millions of citizens all across America cast their ballots, voting to take our nation in a new direction and giving Democrats the House Majority in the 110th Congress...
June 28, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding a federal appeals court decision announced yesterday that dealt a blow to Bush Administration efforts to undermine workers' rights in crafting a new personnel system for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):
June 14, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today applauded the House of Representatives for reauthorizing an important provision in the FY 2007 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Act to restore fairness for federal employees to the flawed OMB Circular A-76 privatization process. The provision was first included in the FY 2006 bill.
June 14, 2006Press Item
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.
June 7, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the full House Appropriations Committee included language calling for pay parity for federal civilian and military employees in the FY07 Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development bill late last evening:
April 28, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Arm-- Services Committee called this week for members of the military to receive a pay raise of 2.7 percent in 2007, which is higher than the 2.2 percent raise the Bush Administration requested in its FY07 budget proposal in February for both military and civilian employees:
November 24, 2005Press Item
Federal employees are on track for an average pay increase of 3.1 percent next year.
January 17, 2002Press Item
Eight members of the Washington area House delegation plan to send President Bush a letter today urging him to "embrace the principle of pay parity" and provide equal pay raises for civil service and military personnel in his fiscal 2007 budget plan.
February 6, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer release the following statement concerning the Bush administration’s proposed 2.2% pay increase next year for both military personnel and civilian federal employees:
January 17, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), joined by a bipartisan, regional delegation of House Members, today sent a letter to President Bush calling on him to include the principle of pay parity for federal civilian and military employees in his fiscal year 2007 budget proposal.