Press Release

February 26, 2021
Cardin Leads Senate in Marking Centennial Anniversary of NARFE
Senator celebrates organization's first century of standing up for active and retired federal employees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today helped commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) by formally recognizing the vital contributions its members have made to the United States.

“Our current and retired federal employees are national treasures, and NARFE has been an invaluable ally working with and for them,” said Senator Cardin. “Our civil servants make possible the daily work of government, and NARFE for generations has delivered valuable guidance, timely resources and powerful advocacy relating to the earned pay and benefits of federal workers.”

In a bipartisan resolution co-sponsored by Senators James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), as well as U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Senator Cardin spotlighted the clear, reliable and accessible counsel the organization provides to its 170,000 current members.

The resolution also underscores the importance of the organization’s knowledge base that is relied upon by the federal community, Congress, the executive branch and the media.

“On behalf of the 5 million federal employees, retirees and their survivors represented by NARFE, I am honored that some of our most dedicated partners in Congress are publicly honoring NARFE on the occasion of this milestone anniversary. “As NARFE reflects on its past, our association is already looking to the future and how we can best serve the federal community. We know our country will face new challenges, but we have faith that our dedicated federal workers can rise to the occasion and overcome any obstacles,” said NARFE National President Ken Thomas.  “NARFE, and its partners in Congress, will be with them every step of the way.”

Full text of the resolution and more information on NARFE’s centennial anniversary are available online.