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May 17, 2006
Jason Fornicola
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AFGE Praises House Members for Taking First Step to Secure a 2.7 Percent Pay Raise for Civilian Employees in 2007

Washington—The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today praised the bipartisan leadership of U.S. Representatives Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Frank Wolf (R-VA), Jim Moran (D-VA), and Tom Davis (R-VA) for their letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging a 2.7 percent pay raise for civilian employees in 2007. “This is the beginning of the process, and AFGE will work vigorously throughout to ensure that civilians are treated fairly,” said AFGE National President John Gage.

The letter urged the Committee to include language providing parity in pay adjustments for civilian and military personnel in the coming fiscal year by supporting the same 2.7 percent increase for civilians that was provided for military personnel in the House Defense Authorization Bill.

“AFGE applauds the efforts of these Members of Congress who have fought to provide civilian employees with the same across-the-board pay raise as military personnel. Clearly, they recognize the valuable contributions of federal employees who daily risk their lives to support this nation’s war on terrorism both abroad and at home,” Gage said.

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