|WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill)
H.R. 790 would authorize a 2.6% pay raise for federal civilian workers for calendar year 2019, the same raise that military service members are receiving for 2019. The bill would provide the pay raise to employees in the competitive and excepted services, prevailing wage or blue collar workers, members of the career Senior Executive Service, and employees in the scientific and senior level positions (SL/ST positions). The bill would make the 2.6% raise effective upon enactment.
The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Ensures that all Secret Service employees are included.
Fletcher Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Ensures that all NASA employees are included.
Trahan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Ensures that all IRS employee are included.
Suspension (1 bill)
H.Res. 79 declares that when any or all of the government shuts down due to the failure of Congress and the President to enact appropriations bills, substantial damage is inflicted on federal employees, all Americans served by those employees, the nation’s economy, and our international reputation. The resolution states that shutting down the government is not an acceptable maneuver in pursuit of any policy outcome and resolves that Congress must always ensure that government operations continue uninterrupted.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back – but they are gone.
We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.”