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Norton to Fight to Ensure Tentative Agreement to Raise Federal Employee Pay Becomes Law

Oct 4, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal employees, today released the following statement after a tentative congressional agreement was reached for a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees.

“After President Trump callously canceled the pay raise scheduled for the nation’s two million federal workers, I sought allies and found them, including some Republicans,” Norton said.  “As a result, Congress is exercising its power of the purse to authorize a small pay increase for our much-deprived civil servants.  This pay increase is so small that its chief benefit is recognition, not remuneration.  The fight goes on until this tentative agreement becomes law.”