SENATE PASSES CR FUNDING GOVERNMENT BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE A PAY RAISE - December 20, 2018
Lawmakers Scramble Unsuccessfully to Include Federal Pay Raise in Senate Spending Package
By Erich Wagner and Eric Katz, Government Executive
A handful of senators late Wednesday scrambled to try to ensure that federal workers would receive a pay raise in 2019 if Congress is able to pass a shutdown-averting, stop-gap funding bill acceptable to President Trump. Roughly one-third of federal agencies are scheduled to lose funding after Friday.