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Federal Workers Would Get 2.6% Raise Under House-Passed Bill

Jan. 30, 2019, 8:20 PM

Federal government employees would get a 2.6 percent pay raise retroactive to the beginning of January under legislation the House passed Jan. 30.

The Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act (H.R. 790), passed by a 259-161 vote, would override the freeze on across-the-board pay increases in 2019 that’s currently in effect under an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in December.

The increase passed by the House is in line with the pay raise provided by Congress and the president to the uniformed military in calendar year 2019, National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon said...

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