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Republicans Agree on 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for Federal Workers (1)

Oct. 4, 2018, 7:28 PMUpdated: Oct. 4, 2018, 8:19 PM

Republicans in the House and Senate are proposing a 1.9 percent pay increase for federal workers in calendar year 2019, a move one observer said could help them in the midterm elections.

The “booming economy” made the pay agreement possible, Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), a House Appropriations Committee member, said in an email.

Democrats also favor offering a raise to federal employees. But they disagree with other policy provisions in the Republicans’ proposal for the fiscal year 2019 financial services and general government bill, Evan Hollander, a spokesman for Democrats on the committee, told Bloomberg Law Oct. 4. These include...

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