3.3% Pay Raise Bill Gets More Co-sponsors

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More lawmakers have signed on to co-sponsor a bill that would give federal employees a 3.3% pay raise in 2015. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia in March, recognizes the spike in attrition rate among federal workers that has gone up by 35% since 2009.

Because of repeated attacks on their pay and benefits, many federal employees are questioning why they should remain in federal service while many college graduates shun a federal career.

The following are the bill’s co-sponsors so far:

  • Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA)
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD)
  • Rep. Keith Ellison (MN)
  • Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM)
  • Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
  • Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA)
  • Rep. James Moran (VA)
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (NY)
  • Rep. C. A. Dutch; Ruppersberger (MD)
  • Rep. John Tierney (MA)
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD)
  • Rep. Juan Vargas (CA)
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL).

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