Democrats: Leave Federal Employees Alone

Democrats: Leave Federal Employees Alone

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, introduced a resolution “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives supporting federal employees.”
Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, introduced a resolution “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives supporting federal employees.” Susan Walsh/AP

House Democrats are calling on budget negotiators to protect federal employees and their benefits, arguing the federal workforce has already borne the brunt of too many cuts.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, introduced a resolution “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives supporting federal employees,” and dozens of her colleagues have signed on.

“Federal employees inspect the food we eat and the places we work, prevent the flow of illicit drugs into our nation, maintain the safety of our nation’s borders, care for our nation’s veterans, deliver our mail and keep the national defense systems prepared to respond to any threat to our safety,” the resolution states. Continue reading “Democrats: Leave Federal Employees Alone”

Federal workers rally on Hill

Federal workers rally on Hill 

By GINGER GIBSON | 10/4/13 1:58 PM EDT

Hundreds of furloughed federal employees rallied outside the Capitol on Friday to call on Congress to vote to reopen government.

Led by more than 20 members of Congress and public employee union leadership, the crowd chanted, “We want to work” and “Let them vote,” alluding to the demand by Democrats to hold a House vote on a “clean CR” that approves government funding but doesn’t gut Obamacare.

For the first few days of the shutdown only small groups of federal employees have demonstrated outside the Capitol. But on Friday they made their biggest demonstration yet. Continue reading “Federal workers rally on Hill”