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Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2015 April 10, 2014
Frank Wolf, R-VA
"There’s a certain irony that the budget approved today continues to draw from only one section of the Simpson-Bowles framework: making our federal workforce contribute more towards its retirement and taking steps towards ending the defined benefit retirement plan. Yet again, the Congress is targeting just one group of Americans for additional sacrifice—just as has been done for offsets in past budget agreements. This flies in the face of the Simpson-Bowles vision of shared sacrifice among all Americans in fixing our debt and deficit and, as I have said many times, is just wrong. To cite the Simpson-Bowles recommendations as an excuse to single out additional cuts to federal employees is disingenuous and inappropriate."
Nomination Of Michelle T. Friedland To Be United States Circuit Judge For The Ninth Circuit—Continued April 10, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"I emphasize that last part because there still needs to be a lot of work done to protect whistleblowers. The Whistleblower Protection Act was the result of years of effort to protect Federal employees from retaliation. Eleven years before it became law in 1989, Congress tried to protect whistleblowers as part of the Civil Service Reform Act of "
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act Of 2014—Continued April 3, 2014
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"Federal employees who deal with homeland security matters remain some of the government’s least-satisfied, as overall workforce morale hit its lowest point in a decade, according to a report that began ranking agencies on such issues in "
Protecting Access To Medicare Act Of 2014 March 31, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"The technological revolution is only one of the big societal changes Alan has taken part in in the last 25 years on Capitol Hill. Alan was an early leader in Congress among staff to end workplace discrimination against lesbian and gay congressional staffers. In the early- to mid-1990s, he was an early board member of what was then called Lesbian and Gay Congressional Staffers Association. The association held frequent brown-bag lunches to brief other staffers on issues of importance to lesbian and gay Americans, including the don’t ask, don’t tell policy and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. Today, both don’t ask, don’t tell and DOMA are history. Federal employees who are legally married to same-sex spouses receive the same Federal privileges and responsibilities as other married Federal workers."
Legislative Session March 26, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"If we take all the Federal money that goes to for-profit colleges and universities and total it up, it is around $20 billion. This private sector group would be the equivalent of the ninth largest Federal agency in Washington. They survive on Federal money. The only thing different is, of course, their employees aren’t Federal employees and their CEOs make more money than any employee of the Federal Government could ever dream of."

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