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Pallone Blasts Trump Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

August 30, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to cancel across-the-board pay raises for civilian workers in the federal government.

“At the end of last year, President Trump and the GOP passed a deeply irresponsible tax plan that put the interests of the wealthiest Americans, multinational corporations, and his friends over those of working families throughout our country. This scam has ballooned our deficit by more than a trillion dollars, all while the President breaks records for travel to his country clubs in New Jersey and Florida and plans wasteful, self-aggrandizing military parades. He does this while slashing SNAP benefits for our nations’ most vulnerable and cancelling modest pay increases for hard working federal employees. Republicans simply have no shame.

“I will work to do whatever is necessary to restore fair compensation for those serving our government and to point out the stunning hypocrisy of this administration when it comes to ‘fiscal responsibility.’”