Senators Send Letters in Support of Federal Employees

Hawaii Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono send letters to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of federal workers.

U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)Every year, members of the House and Senate send individual and joint letters to their respective Appropriations Committee stating their support or opposition to provisions that may be included in the upcoming fiscal year’s appropriations (funding) bill. This year, Hawaii Senators Brian Schatz (D) and Mazie Hirono (D) each led a joint letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of federal workers. Continue reading “Senators Send Letters in Support of Federal Employees”

Republican Study Committee Releases its FY 19 Budget Proposal

A dark contrast photo of the US Capitol against cloudy gray skies.The House of Representatives entertains several budgets with differing points of view in its formation of a budget resolution. By design, the budget resolution is the first step in the overall congressional budget cycle, and is to provide a comprehensive plan to Congress for addressing the government’s fiscal challenges. A budget resolution serves to outline policy goals and overall spending targets for the subsequent consideration of specific appropriations and authorization measures for agencies and programs. Continue reading “Republican Study Committee Releases its FY 19 Budget Proposal”

Letter on Ag/FDA Appropriations Bill

NTEU has written to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over FDA with NTEU’s funding request for FY 2019.

NTEU National President Tony Reardon
NTEU National President Tony Reardon

NTEU sent a letter to the members of the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture/FDA. In it, NTEU National President Tony Reardon requested appropriate funding for the FDA.

I believe Tony’s request is moderate and reasonable. I also believe it is the minimum FDA needs in order to carry out its important mission. I am pleased that, unlike at other agencies, the administration’s position is fairly close to NTEU’s position.

This letter follows on a similar letter to the House Ag/FDA Appropriations Subcommittee. NTEU will continued to work throughout the process to see that agencies whose employees are represented by NTEU have the resources they need.