KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, H.R. 790
The Club for Growth opposes Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, H.R. 790 and urges all Representatives to vote NO on it. A vote is expected this afternoon. The results of this vote will be included in the Club’s 2019 congressional scorecard.
Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019 provides for a 2.6 percent pay increase for federal civilian workers retroactive to January 1, 2019.
The federal government should not increase federal spending by providing hundreds of thousands of civilian federal workers with a pay raise at the same time it is incurring trillion-dollar deficits. Pay increases for federal workers should be merit-based. Additionally, the federal government should operate more like the private sector, where performance standards are achieved and exceeded resulting in a pay increase and where individual performance is rewarded.
The total cost of this federal spending increase is unknown. At the time of this Key Vote Alert, the Congressional Budget Office has not released a cost estimate for the legislation. Moreover, this fiscally irresponsible legislation does not provide for a spending off-set.
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