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Democratic lawmakers trying to beat back another federal pay freeze

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers say federal employees have been singled out enough and shouldn't endure another year of a pay freeze or other benefit cuts. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act includes such provisions. Rep. Gerry Connolly said continued pay freezes or reduction in benefits will impact recruiting and retention of employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , John Boehner , Gerry Connolly , Ben Cardin , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , pay freeze , NARFE , Julie Tagen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:40am EST
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Van Hollen: Federal employees not scapegoats

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he's disappointed in the supercommittee's failure to reach a deal, and he called the looming automatic cuts launched by the sequester "draconian." If the deepest cuts are enacted about 8 to 9 percent in cuts to annual agency budgets feds should prepare for the worst, he said.

Tags: supercommittee , budget , sequestration , Congress , House , Senate , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 01:26pm EST
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Maryland congressional delegation's influence slightly wanes in new Congress

When Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in last year's election, it appeared the Maryland congressional delegation may have lost power and influence.

Tags: Congress , Al Wynn , John Sarbanes , Steny Hoyer , Ben Cardin , Susan Turnbull , Elijah Cummings , Andy Harris , Frank Kratovil

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:00am EST

Feds win reprieve from healthcare excise tax

Federal employees covered under some of the more expensive plans in the Federal Employees Heath Benefit Program now have some breathing room as well.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , NTEU , excise tax , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Barbara Mikulski

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 04:20pm EST

Five-year pay freeze, more federal job cuts proposed

The Republican Study Committee introduced the Spending Reduction Act that would eliminate USAID and three other small agencies. It also would take spending back to 2006 levels in fiscal 2012. The legislation also would cut or reduce spending in 100 programs such as agency travel budgets and require the collection of unpaid taxes from federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Morgan Griffith , Jim Matheson , Republican Study Committee , USAID , Spending Reduction Act , AFGE , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , federal workforce , federal employee pay , Deficit Commission , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:06am EST
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Free forum on federal health plans offered in Md.

Congressman Chris Van Hollen hosts federal health plan forum.

Tags: pay and benefits , Open Season , health plans , FEHBP , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:17pm EST

Rep. Van Hollen: budget deal not a 'done deal'

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., who voted "yes" Friday to extend funding this week while the final compromise was written, said he was nonetheless undecided on whether he'd vote for the final deal. He tells Federal News Radio he wants to see the final numbers before deciding.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 04/11/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Van Hollen calls for 'complete overhaul' at Pepco

Following constituent outcry about Pepco's response to outages from last Wednesday's storm, and a scathing letter from a Montgomery County Council member, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D. Md., is stepping up his criticism of the utility company.

Tags: Pepco , Joseph Rigby , Roger Berliner , Montgomery County Council , outages , power outagege

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 09:29am EST
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