Press Release ● Congress
For Immediate Release: 
September 1, 2016
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to President Obama's proposed federal pay raise for 2017: 

"Yesterday's announcement by the Obama Administration is a step in the right direction, although it provides a raise in 2017 that is below what federal employees deserve. This raise comes after several years of either no pay raises or modest increases below what federal law prescribes and what common sense dictates we ought to pay those who give so much in the service of our country and its people.  In the next Congress, I will continue to push for a pay raise that reflects the past contributions federal employees made to deficit reduction during the height of the financial crisis as well as their ongoing contributions to our economic growth and national security."