NARFE - Lobbying - Legislation Opposed

Legislation Opposed

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association expressed opposition to H.R. 273 (113th Congress) to eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees. The bill would overrule President Obama's December 27, 2012 Executive Order #13635, which would end the on-going pay freeze and give civilian federal employees a 0.5% raise in 2013. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this measure would save the federal government $11 billion over 10 years. Joseph Beaudoin, the President of NARFE, argued that “continuing the pay freeze will only exacerbate the problem of an underpaid federal workforce and weaken the quality of our federal civil service over time.”

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