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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Read Trump’s letter canceling federal employees’ 2019 pay raise

The text below, available at, is the letter President Donald Trump sent to the House speaker and Senate president explaining why he wants to freeze federal employees' pay in 2019.

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

I am transmitting an alternative plan for pay adjustments for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2019.

Title 5, United States Code, authorizes me to implement alternative plans for pay adjustments for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems if, because of “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare,” I view the increases that would otherwise take effect as inappropriate.



Anonymous said...

I have faith in the President.

Anonymous said...

Congress will overrule the President, just like they did Obama. Civs will get their 1.9% and military will get their 2.6% come Jan 2019.

Lets move on to more important issues AND keep draining the swamp! ELECTIONS ARE COMING!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Indeed! He just keeps winning!

Anonymous said...

That’s because you don’t have a government job. No argument that the members of the swamp don’t need pay raises but what about all the other Fed employees that genuinely work for a living?

stacy said...

What should happen is anyone who makes over a six figures in the federal government should get a zero percent raise. Those are usually the ones not worth their salaries. There are a lot of civilian workers who make under $50,000 a year. Low-level workers shouldn't suffer because of the top-heavy, over-paid staff.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who got a job at NASA after graduation as a engineer. His first assignment he finished and turned it in, his boss said it was but only one problem! This should have taken you two months to do!! Mind you he was done and he was given the completed job back and told to bring it back in about 2 months. He eventually quit because he got tired of sitting around reading novels after he had finished a project. And you want to talk about hard working fed employees...this what your federal red tape is, stretch a job out as long as you can even if it is completed sit on it, say there is a delay for this or that reason.
My father retired from NASA as an engineer and when I asked him about it all he said was you never turned a project before the deadline! How's that for your hard earned tax dollars HARD AT WORK?