FRUSTRATION BY FEDERAL EMPLOYEE GROUPS OVER CYCLE OF CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS - January 26, 2018
Federal Employee Advocates Increasingly Frustrated by Cycle of Stopgap Spending Bills
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
On Monday night, shortly after Congress approved a bill to fund the government until Feb. 8, a slew of unions and other groups representing federal employees issued statements in quick succession, all thanking Congress for reopening agencies—and providing back pay for furloughed feds—but demanding lawmakers come to an agreement on a long-term spending deal.
“Lawmakers now have 17 days to pass a budget that will fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year,” said American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox. “I urge Congress and the administration to come to the table, resolve their differences, and pass a long-term budget so that federal employees can continue to do their jobs in service to our country.”