A MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER
Over the past four years, President Trump and his Administration have repeatedly attacked and undermined the federal civilian workforce. He has gone after their pay and benefits by putting forward budgets that sought to force federal employees to pay more for their retirement benefits and provided smaller pay adjustments. He’s also forced federal agencies to relocate employees for his political benefit, and he’s threatened to fire employees if Congress didn't eliminate a government agency. The President’s actions are reckless and severely undermine the ability of federal employees to serve the American people.
Now, President Trump has signed an Executive Order to further undermine the civil service. The Administration's Schedule F Executive Order would strip federal civilian employees of critical protections and make it easier to replace experienced, non-partisan civil servants with partisan individuals.
This is unacceptable, which is why I introduced the Saving the Civil Service Act with Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) to reverse the President's harmful Executive Order. We also sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriators to request that any government funding legislation include language that reverses the Schedule F Executive Order.
And we won’t stop there. I'll continue to explore every avenue to reverse President Trump's disastrous Executive Order, and I look forward to working with President-Elect Biden to strengthen the federal civilian workforce in the years to come.
As always, I encourage all Fifth District residents to continue to share their concerns and insights with me by contacting my office or connecting with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you need assistance with a federal agency, please click here.
Steny H. Hoyer