Rep. Richmond Responds To The President’s Decision To Rescind Federal Employee Raises

August 31, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to cancel pay raises for federal employees:

“President Trump’s recent decision to freeze pay raises for hardworking federal employees is an affront to our workforce and a danger for our economy. This is a clear attack on millions of patriotic civil servants throughout the country. Federal employees make up the bedrock of the American economy, and in my district serve our veterans, protect us in the wake of natural disasters, deliver our mail, process federal payroll, and preserve our environment. This administration’s latest attempt to sabotage our community is yet another unfortunate blow to middle income Americans. I will work diligently with my colleagues to ensure federal employee wages are protected.”