NARFE Relieved Legislation Averting Another Shutdown Passed in Both House, Senate



ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 14, 2019) – In response to the House and Senate passing legislation to fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2019, and thus averting another government shutdown, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement.

“With the passage of FY 2019 omnibus legislation, pending the President’s signature, NARFE is relieved to know that federal employees will remain working and not be placed in the same unnecessary and preventable position they were just weeks ago. As we saw firsthand, government shutdowns disrupt services provided to the American people, impose real economic costs both nationally and locally, and damage the government’s ability to recruit and retain talented and highly qualified professionals. We commend members of Congress for doing their jobs, placing country over party, proving they still possess the ability to compromise and showing federal employees the respect they deserve. The president must now sign into law this critical legislation without delay.”

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/retiree organization, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses and survivors.

CONTACT:
Jill Talley
NARFE Deputy Director, Public Relations
jtalley@narfe.org
(703)838-7760


 


 

National Active and Retired

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Association

NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

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NARFE Relieved Legislation Averting Another Shutdown Passed in Both House, Senate



ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 14, 2019) – In response to the House and Senate passing legislation to fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2019, and thus averting another government shutdown, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement.

“With the passage of FY 2019 omnibus legislation, pending the President’s signature, NARFE is relieved to know that federal employees will remain working and not be placed in the same unnecessary and preventable position they were just weeks ago. As we saw firsthand, government shutdowns disrupt services provided to the American people, impose real economic costs both nationally and locally, and damage the government’s ability to recruit and retain talented and highly qualified professionals. We commend members of Congress for doing their jobs, placing country over party, proving they still possess the ability to compromise and showing federal employees the respect they deserve. The president must now sign into law this critical legislation without delay.”

                                                                      # # # 

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/retiree organization, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses and survivors.

CONTACT:
Jill Talley
NARFE Deputy Director, Public Relations
jtalley@narfe.org
(703)838-7760


 


 

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NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.