January 06, 2012

CARDIN STATEMENT ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROPOSAL ON FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE PAY

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget and Senate Finance committees, released the following in response to news that the Obama Administration will recommend a 0.5% pay raise in Fiscal Year 2013 for federal civilian employees:

“Hard-working federal employees already have made a $60 billion contribution to deficit reduction through the two-year pay freeze.  They continue to be asked to do more for the American people with fewer resources.  News that the Obama Administration will request a pay increase for FY13 – albeit one that doesn’t keep pace with inflation or private-sector wage growth – is a welcome acknowledgement that federal employees have made sufficient sacrifices to help solve our nation’s fiscal problems.”

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