Democrat wants 3.2 percent pay hike for federal workers

This proposal might see some challenges I’m thinking.

(From The Washington Examiner)

“For too long Republicans have bullied our federal workforce, falsely painting the civil servant as the scapegoat for all our country’s problems,” he said. “They’ve endured shutdowns and furloughs, attacks on pay and benefits, and an across-the-board hiring freeze.”

His bill, the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act, or the FAIR Act, calls for a 3.2 percent raise because workers sought a 5.3 percent raise last year, but only got a 2.1 percent raise. Connolly’s bill would make up for that difference.

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