This bill would provide civilian federal employees with a pay increase of 2.6 percent for calendar year 2019, except for senior officials. It would match the pay raise given to the military and reverse the pay freeze put into effect by the Trump administration.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed January 30th, 2019Roll Call Vote 259 Yea / 161 Nay
Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedJanuary 25th, 2019
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What is House Bill H.R. 790?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 790
In-Depth: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced this bill to give federal civilian employees a pay raise of 2.6% percent for 2019:
“Federal employees have dedicated their lives and careers in service to the American people. Yet far too often their sacrifice and dedication go unappreciated, met instead with insult and vitriol from the Oval Office. We must provide the entire federal workforce with a pay increase worthy of their selfless commitment to the betterment of the American public. The Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act reaffirms our conviction that public servants - civilian an d military alike - deserve better than the shutdowns, furloughs, and pay freezes forced upon them by the Trump administration.”
In December 2018, President Donald Trump followed through on a plan detailed in March by announcing a pay freeze for federal civilian employees in 2019.
This legislation has the support of nine original cosponsors, all of whom are Democrats representing districts near Washington D.C.
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