Skip to comments.Dems propose 8.7% pay raise for federal workers to make up for COVID, Trump
Posted on 01/29/2023 10:10:57 AM PST by lowbridge
House Democrats proposed legislation this week that would give more than 2 million federal workers an 8.7% pay raise in 2024, a raise they say is needed because they suffered through both the COVID pandemic and the Trump administration.
"For years now, federal employees have risked their health and safety working on the frontlines of this pandemic," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., who sponsored the bill. "They were subjected to the Trump Administration’s cruel personal attacks, unsafe work environments, pay freezes, government shutdowns, sequestration cuts, furloughs, and mindless across-the-board hiring freezes."
"Still, our federal workforce serves with dedication and distinction every day," he said. "Federal employees are our government’s single greatest asset, and they deserve better."
Connolly’s Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act, or the FAIR Act, would give federal workers an average 8.7% pay raise next year, following the 4.6% raise they received this year. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, introduced the same bill in the Senate, and said the raise is warranted.
"Whether inspecting our food, conducting medical research, or caring for our veterans, federal workers play an important role in our everyday lives and deserve pay which reflects that," said Senator Schatz. "After years of pay freezes, our bill gives these dedicated public servants a much-deserved raise."
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Cut their pay in half instead.
First, cut the number of government employees by half
That far exceeds the avg raise in the private sector....the sector that funds the gubmint.
NOT NO BUT HELL NO!!!
Actually, the deep state salaries should be reduced by 30% to bring them in line with civilian salaries. Bonuses should be eliminated because no one in this administration is compentent. Second, each employee should be require to choose, civil service rules and membership or union rules and membership - not both. All should be moved to Social Security just like the plain people. All those civilians (not military and others in risky positions with substandard medical, dental and psychological care) should be signed up of Obama Care.
I’ve suffered through the Biden administration. I need double that amount.
This is why the deep state 100% votes (D).
covid....50% weren’t working and still got paid.
Suffered? They always had a paycheck. They have no idea what suffering is.
Give me a 20%raise for the pain Biden caused
These a-holes cheered on the destruction of people’s lives and businesses during COVID lockdowns and “peaceful” riots. F’ them.
How about an 8.7% tax increase.
They got a raise in 2022.
Sounds like federal workers need to vote for Trump in '24, so that they can get another "needed" 8.7% pay raise when he leaves again.
YES to both your suggestions. Federal employees are WAY overpaid already.
Can taxpayers get a raise? We suffered Trumps tweets too?
They’ve gotten pay raises going way back...
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