Press Release ● Federal Employees
For Immediate Release: 
January 23, 2017
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Trump's executive order imposing a hiring freeze on federal workers: 

“If President Trump had any experience with leadership in public service, he would know that our federal government cannot serve the American people without its talented, driven federal employees.  His executive order today imposing a hiring freeze will do nothing to streamline government operations or reap significant budget savings.  On the contrary; it will hinder the functioning and efficiency of our government by forcing fewer workers to serve more and more Americans and deterring our best and brightest young people from entering the federal workforce.  

“As someone who represents tens of thousands of hardworking federal employees in Congress, I know firsthand how difficult the past few years of Republican-imposed hiring freezes, pay freezes, and benefit cuts have been to those who work directly for the American people.  I will continue to push for policies that make our federal government more efficient and more responsive by investing in our federal workforce instead of gutting it.”