Posted by 01 February 2019
With federal employees returning to work this week after the partial government shutdown, the House of Representatives passed legislation to increase their pay.
Here is the description from VoteSpotter:
Increase federal employee pay
To increase the base rate of pay for most federal civilian employees by 2.6%. This pay raise would not apply to the vice president or most appointees made by the president.
Passed 259-161 on January 30
Rep. Gerald Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia, sponsored this legislation. All the Democrats voting supported it, while the majority of Republicans opossed it. It remains to be seen if the Republican-controlled Senate will consider it.
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