Members of Congress Send Letters in Support of Fiscal Year 2019 Pay Increase

161 Members of Congress send a letter supporting a pay increase for federal workers in 2019.

Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

On Friday, I notified you that several Members of Congress had sent letters to the President or House and Senate leaders in support of a pay increase for federal workers for 2019. These letters, spurred by the President’s letter in August that formally implements the January 2019 federal employee pay freeze, were led by Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA), and Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD). However, the Representative Raskin letter, with 161 signatures and sent to House and Senate leadership asking them to support the Senate-passed 1.9 percent pay increase, was not yet available. Here it is. Continue reading “Members of Congress Send Letters in Support of Fiscal Year 2019 Pay Increase”

Members of Congress Send Letters in Support of Fiscal Year 2019 Pay Increase

Following the President’s August 30 Letter to Freeze Pay, large numbers of Members of Congress are joining in sending letters supporting a pay increase for federal workers in 2019.

$100 bill frozen in a cube of iceFollowing the President’s letter last week to formally implement the January 2019 federal employee pay freeze as called for in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request released to Congress in February, over 150 Members of Congress are sending letters in support of providing federal workers a pay increase in 2019.

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$100K Earners Are Feeling Poor

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 31, 2018

Money in walletBig earners want even bigger paychecks. 37% of those who earn more than $100,000 say they’re underpaid, according to a recent survey by Robert Half. Why do they feel like they’re getting a raw deal? In some cases, such lofty incomes don’t go too far, Money reports. In San Francisco, a four-person household earning $117,400 a year or less is considered low income by the federal government. The other part? Our sense of wealth is often based less on numbers and more on how we feel and what those around us make. • Here’s what people are saying.