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December 15, 2011Press Item
I rise out of deep concern that this Congress continues to ask one group to sacrifice to bring down our nation's deficit while not asking others to contribute. With all of the challenges we face today on a national scale, we ought to ensure that those who help devise solutions and carry them out receive the recognition they are due. They should not be constantly subjected to the kind of verbal attacks and legislative assaults we have seen over the past couple of years.
April 8, 2011Press Item
Democrats have offered on the House Floor five times a clean continuing resolution to keep the government open as negotiations on a full year continuing resolution continue. So far, even though Democrats have gone 70 percent of the way to Republicans’ position, Republicans refuse to compromise over their divisive social agenda. As a result, Republicans are risking a shutdown that will harm the economy and negatively impact Americans.
March 12, 2011Press Item
"But there is a sure sign of someone who does not take those problems seriously: disparaging and scapegoating public servants, instead of taking on the real challenges...
March 7, 2011Press Item
Whether retired or active, Federal public servants and their service to the American people—whether they are Democrats, Republicans, or Independents—deserve respect. As someone who represents almost 60,000 Federal employees in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District and sees the contributions of public servants on a daily basis, they certainly have mine.
March 2, 2011Press Item
The faithful members of NTEU have much to be proud of: protecting our nation’s borders to keep our enemies out; ensuring that our nation’s new financial regulatory laws are implemented so that we don’t have another 2008 Wall Street meltdown; and performing critical scientific research in numerous federal agencies that promote the safety and well-being of all Americans. In short, the vast majority of Americans know that they are serving our nation.
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
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):