March 25, 2001
Magda Lynn Seymour
John Irvine
(202) 639-6419

AFGE Gains Congressional Support in Pay Parity Battle

“AFGE is hopeful that the House Budget Committee’s vote puts to rest the Bush Administration’s decision to recommend a deviation from the tradition of military-civilian parity,” said AFGE National President Bobby L. Harnage.

Representative Tom Davis (R-Va.) joined AFGE in support of military-civilian pay parity for FY 2002. Davis, though not a member of the House Budget Committee, sent a letter to Republican members of the committee in support of pay parity prior to the vote.

“AFGE families thank Representatives Jim Moran and Tom Davis for their dedication, support and leadership on civilian-military pay parity in Congress,” said Harnage. “Moran and Davis clearly recognize that pay parity is an issue that affects everything from productivity to recruitment of civilian and military personnel in the federal work force.”

AFGE will work with Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.) and other friends of federal employees to ensure that a pay parity resolution is added to the Senate Budget Resolution.

AFGE is the largest federal employees union, representing 600,000 federal workers in the United States and overseas, as well as employees of the District of Columbia. Go to for more information on AFGE.

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