Federal Employees

The Fifth Congressional District is home to thousands of federal employees and retirees, both military and civilian. Congressman Hoyer is proud to represent them and has led the fight on issues important to public servants, including securing fair pay and benefits, with a strong focus on ensuring pay parity between military and civilian personnel. 

Congressman Hoyer has consistently opposed efforts to reduce the wages, benefits, and hours of federal employees in a misguided attempt by some to bring down our nation’s deficit on the backs of middle-class families.  Federal employees have already contributed more than $182 billion toward deficit reduction through freezes to cost-of-living-adjustments and changes to retirement benefits.

Throughout his career, Congressman Hoyer has also advocated for quality health care coverage, a solid retirement system, and fair working conditions for federal employees in Maryland and throughout the country.

NEWSLETTER: The Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act

This week, I joined my colleagues in introducing the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act, legislation to grant federal employees 12 weeks of paid leave if they face personal illness, illness of a family member, or a military deployment.

Hoyer, Connolly Lead Letter Urging Appropriators to Block Trump’s Schedule F Order in Upcoming Spending Bill

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and 11 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to request that the forthcoming government funding bill include language that reverses President Trump’s harmful Schedule F Executive Order.

Hoyer, Connolly, and Maloney Introduce Legislation To Reverse Trump Executive Order Creating New Patronage Class

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05); Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Chairwoman of the Oversight and Reform Committee introduced the Saving the Civil Service Act, legislation to reverse President Trump’s executive order that would remove important civil service protections and make it easier for the Administration to unfairly retaliate against federal employees.