FY 2014 APPROPRIATIONS HEADED TO THE PRESIDENT - JANUARY 17, 2014
Includes pay raise for Wage Grade employees
By Sean Reilly, Federal Times
The U.S. Senate passed the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill yesterday by a vote of 72-26. The measure, which includes all twelve appropriations bills, funds the government through the end of the fiscal year. The House of Representatives approved the bill, 359-67 on Wednesday, and now goes to President Obama for his signature.
The $1.1 trillion bill includes language adopted from Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), to provide the same one percent pay raise to Wage Grade employees that their white-collar colleagues received on January 1, 2014. FMA supported this effort and thanked Rep. Cartwright for his leadership on the issue.