DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN WRITE LETTER TO LEADERSHIP OPPOSING CUTS TO FEDERAL RETIREMENT PACKAGES - June 16, 2017
House Democrats Pen Letter Blasting Proposed Federal Retirement Cuts
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
More than 100 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday to oppose the cuts to federal employee retirement programs as outlined in President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal.
Lawmakers, led by Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Gerry Connolly, D-Va., described Trump’s budget request as an “assault” on federal workers, retirees and their families, calling the proposed reforms to employee retirement programs “tantamount to a pay cut.”