Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) andÂ Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced a bill that seeks to increase the salary of federal civilian employees by 3 percent in 2019.
TheÂ Federal Adjustment of Income Rates ActÂ is cosponsored by HouseÂ Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) and 23 other House lawmakers, according to an article published FridayÂ on Connolly’s website.
Connolly said the bill aims toÂ provide a “just” and “fair” compensation rate that would recognize the contributions of the federal workforce.
Schatz added that FAIR Act would help make up for the impacts of furloughs, sequestration and pay freezes on public servants in recent years.
Twenty organizations representing current and retired federal employees and military veterans support the bill.