NARFE regularly sends letters to Congress on issues affecting the pay and benefits of the federal community. Sending these letters, either independently or with our coalition partners, is an important way NARFE ensures the voices of federal employees and retirees are heard in Congress. Access NARFE’s most recent letters below.
115th CONGRESS (2017-2018)
January 30, 2017 NARFE Urges Committee to Oppose Misguided “Tax Accountability” Legislation
114th CONGRESS (2015-2016)
November 30, 2016 Federal-Postal Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Fix 2017 Medicare Part B Premiums
September 27, 2016 NARFE Joins 75 National Organizations Urging Congress to Fix 2017 Medicare Part B Premiums
July 13, 2016 NARFE Urges Committee to Oppose Changes to WEP Reform Legislation.
July 11, 2016 NARFE President Urges Committee to Oppose Misguided Postal Reform Legislation.
July 6, 2016 NARFE President sends letter opposing H.R. 4361, which would limit federal employees due process rights.
May 18, 2016 NARFE signs letter opposing provisions of the so-called “Veterans First Act” that would undermine due process protections and merit-based service protections for federal employees and allow for undue political influence over the workforce.
May 10, 2016 NARFE letter and statement for the record to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in advance of hearing on U.S. Postal Service reform.
March 9, 2016 NARFE President sends letter to Appropriations Committee requesting they include a 3.9 percent pay raise for federal employees in the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill
March 9, 2016 NARFE President sends letter to House Budget Committee requesting they omit proposals singling out the federal community in their fiscal year 2017 budget
February 1, 2016 NARFE signs letter opposing H.R. 4293, which would weaken protections for retirement savers receiving investment advice.
January 20, 2016 NARFE President expresses views on USPS reform in advance of Senate hearing.
January 11, 2016 NARFE Joins with Federal Managers to Advocate Changes to the Federal Probationary Period.
December 2, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to President Obama requesting he omit proposals to reduce workers’ compensation benefits in his fiscal year 2017 budget
September 30, 2015 Joint Ltr to Committees Part B Premiums Deductible
September 9, 2015 The Employee Thrift Advisory Council (ETAC), of which NARFE is a member, sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking any changes to the TSP be kept out of budget negotiations.
July 15, 2015 The Employee Thrift Advisory Council (ETAC), of which NARFE is a member, sent a letter to the Senate opposing changes to the TSP in the Highway bill.
July 15, 2015 NARFE signs Federal-Postal Coalition insisting changes to the TSP negatively impacting participants stay out of the Highway Trust Fund.
July 14, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to the Senate opposing changes to the TSP G Fund in order to pay for the Highway Trust Fund reauthorization
June 17, 2015 NARFE letter to the House in support of a Department of Labor proposed rule regarding fiduciary standards for retirement advice
May 20, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management in advance of civil service reform hearing.
April 20, 2015 NARFE President sends letter to Budget Conferees ahead of budget report.
April 20, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition sends letter to Budget Conferees ahead of budget report.
March 25, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition letter to the House in opposition of Budget Resolution, H.Con.Res.27
March 25, 2015 NARFE letter to Senate in opposition to Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res.11
March 24, 2015 NARFE Letter to House of Representatives Urging Opposition to Budget Resolution, H. Con. Res. 27
February 18, 2015 NARFE Sends Letter to House and Senate Budget Committees in Advance of Budget Release
January 27, 2015 NARFE Sends Letters to President Obama Requesting 3.8% Pay Raise for Federal Employees
January 13, 2015 Federal-Postal Coalition letter endorsing legislation providing a 3.8% federal employee pay raise in 2016
Previous letters to Congress are archived here