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LATEST NEWS FROM THE FEDERAL SCENE

NARFE LEGISLATIVE REPORT

There have been a number of recent legislative accomplishments reflecting NARFE’s dedication to defending the interest of federal employees and retirees that resulted favorably this session. In its FY20 budget proposal, the administration called for more than $177 billion in cuts to earned retirement benefits for current and former federal employees. Furthermore the administration initially proposed freezing federal pay rates for calendar year 2020.

 

NARFE’s advocacy, monitoring and pressure realized a change in the administration’s position for FY2020 by supporting a 2.6 percent across- the- board increase. As part of a year-end FY2020 funding bill, Congress passed and the President signed into law a 3.1 percent average pay raise which is a 2.6 percent across-the-board increase and a 0.5 percent average increase in locality rates for federal employees in this calendar year 2020.

 

Make your voices heard and continue to keep in touch with our Congressional representatives with your position on all legislative matters.

NARFE encourages all members to review the weekly legislative message available for telephone callers (703-

 

838-7780 and toll-free at 1-877-217-8234) and posted on the NARFEwebsite,www.narfe.org .

  

  Congressman Barr can be reached M-F at his office, 2709 Old Rosebud Road, Lexington, KY 40509, and (859) 219-1366.  Senator McConnell’s Lexington office is at 771 Corporate Dr., Suite 108, 40503 (859) 223-8286.   Senator Paul’s office is at 1029 State St., Bowling Green, KY 42101, (270) 782-8303.     

Tom Miller, Legislative Chair

 

  SEE ARCHIVED NEWS FROM THE FEDERAL SCENE for previous reports....

 NARFE encourages all members to review the weekly legislative message available for telephone callers (703-838-7780 and toll-free at 1-877-217-8234) and posted on the NARFE website, www.narfe.org.

Members are encouraged to use the NARFE Legislative Action Center to quickly and easily send letters to members of Congress on a variety of NARFE related issues.   Contact Senators McConnell and Paul and Congressman Andy Barr today.  You can also reach  Congressman Barr at his office, 2709 Old Rosebud Road, Lexington, KY 40509, phone: 859-219-1366, hours: M-F 9-5 p.m.  Make that call!

                                 Tom Miller, Legislative Chair