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.

Hoyer Statement on Pay Parity for 2018

I am disappointed that the Trump Administration announced it will only increase federal employees' pay by 1.9% for calendar year 2018, while increasing military personnel's pay by 2.1%.

Hoyer Meets with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Director Christopher Scolese

I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Director Scolese to reaffirm my strong support for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the important work carried out by hardworking federal employees to maintain America's global leadership in science and technology.

Hoyer Op-Ed: Trump Budget Attacks Federal Employees

Wanted to be sure you saw today's op-ed by Congressman Steny H. Hoyer in the Capital Gazette about the severe consequences President Trump's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 would have on federal employees.

Hoyer Floor Remarks on President Trump's Budget

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday, President Trump laid out his budget request for next year.