An Advocate for the Entire Federal Community, NARFE Supports DC Statehood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                
September 19, 2019   
                                 

In support of Washington, DC becoming a state of the Union, and recognizing the historical significance of today’s hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement:

“Of the more than 190,000 active and retired federal and postal employees who work in Washington, DC, thousands of them also call our nation’s capital home. They pay taxes, contribute to the economic viability of their local community and serve our nation with distinction. Yet, they, and their fellow citizens living in the District of Columbia, lack the right to self-government enjoyed by those living in the 50 states. The time has come for Congress to exercise its authority and correct the inequity placed on residents of the District of Columbia so that their voices are no longer limited to a megaphone on the streets and instead heard in the halls of Congress through actual voting representation.”

In addition to this statement, NARFE submitted a letter to the committee in support of H.R. 51 - the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

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As the only organization solely dedicated to the general welfare of all federal workers and retirees, NARFE delivers valuable guidance, timely resources and powerful advocacy. For nearly a century, NARFE has been a trusted source of knowledge for the federal community, Capitol Hill, the executive branch and the media.

CONTACT:
Jill Talley
NARFE Director of 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.

An Advocate for the Entire Federal Community, NARFE Supports DC Statehood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                
September 19, 2019   
                                 

In support of Washington, DC becoming a state of the Union, and recognizing the historical significance of today’s hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement:

“Of the more than 190,000 active and retired federal and postal employees who work in Washington, DC, thousands of them also call our nation’s capital home. They pay taxes, contribute to the economic viability of their local community and serve our nation with distinction. Yet, they, and their fellow citizens living in the District of Columbia, lack the right to self-government enjoyed by those living in the 50 states. The time has come for Congress to exercise its authority and correct the inequity placed on residents of the District of Columbia so that their voices are no longer limited to a megaphone on the streets and instead heard in the halls of Congress through actual voting representation.”

In addition to this statement, NARFE submitted a letter to the committee in support of H.R. 51 - the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

                                                              # # #

As the only organization solely dedicated to the general welfare of all federal workers and retirees, NARFE delivers valuable guidance, timely resources and powerful advocacy. For nearly a century, NARFE has been a trusted source of knowledge for the federal community, Capitol Hill, the executive branch and the media.

CONTACT:
Jill Talley
NARFE Director of 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.