You don’t deserve another pay cut from Congress. But you may be headed for one. That’s why I need you to call your lawmakers right now.
You may be forced to pay more for your pension – beginning next year – if some of the lawmakers working to negotiate a budget deal have their way. We’re hearing that those lawmakers are proposing to more than triple what you pay for your pension. That’s an additional $20 billion pay cut over the next ten years on top of the $113 billion federal employees have already sacrificed. And that doesn’t include lost wages from furloughs.
The very idea of asking you or any federal employee to sacrifice another penny makes my blood boil. That’s why I’m asking every AFGE member, family member and friend to call their lawmakers right now – your Representative and both of your Senators. We’ve got to stop this proposal in its tracks. Continue reading “Important Message from President Cox”
Thanks to all of you for your hard work over the last 16 days. I wanted to provide you with some further information on last night’s vote. The Senate vote was 81-18 and the House vote was 285-144. A YES vote is “Right” and a NO vote is “Wrong” in both chambers.
Here are the actual votes by Senator.
Here are the actual votes by Representative.
Here is a New York Times article also describing the shutdown votes.
Check the links above to see if your Senators and Representatives voted the right way. If they did, make sure to thank them for standing firmly by our side during the Lockout, and to remind them to continue stand with us during the FY 2014 budget talks. Click here for the phone script to thank those who voted with us.
The bill H.R. 2775 is a bill that was introduced into the United States House of Representatives during the 113th United States Congress. The original version of H.R. 2775 was called the No Subsidies Without Verification Act and would have declared that no premium tax credits or reductions in cost-sharing for the purchase of qualified health benefit plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) shall be allowed before the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) certifies to Congress that there is a program in place, consistent with PPACA requirements, that verifies the household income and coverage requirements of individuals applying for such credits and cost-sharing reduction. Continue reading “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014”
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The House of Representatives has shut down the federal government. There is one action we need every AFGE member to take right now: Call your Representative.
Call your Representatives at 1-888-775-3148. We’d tell you to call the Senate, but they’re not the problem. We’d tell you to call the White House, but they are not the problem. Both the White House and Senate want to pass a clean spending bill to fund the government. The House of Representatives is the problem.
The House needs to feel the whiplash of their actions, TODAY. We need to put pressure on them like never before. Call them right now at 1-888-775-3148 and demand that they pass a clean spending bill, and stop holding federal employees hostage.
These calls are going to be the most effective way to get your lawmakers’ attention. Keep their phones ringing off the hook. Pick a time when your friends and family are free, and take turns making the calls. Pick a set time to call your lawmakers every day, and keep calling until the Government Lockout has ended. A call takes five minutes. Your job is worth five minutes a day.
Together, we make a difference. So pick up your phone and start calling 1-888-775-3148. And don’t stop calling until the Government Lockout has ended.