House Republican Letter Outlines Concerns with Administration’s Proposed Retirement Cuts for Federal Employees


Last week, nine House Republicans wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to express concerns regarding proposals singling out federal employees for cuts in pay and retirement in the administration’s FY 2018 budget. Citing various cuts already imposed on federal employees in the name of deficit reduction in recent years, these members have asked their leaders to consider the sacrifices federal employees have made in previous years, and cited that it would be unfair to change the rules again for this workforce. As they wrote, “Our strongest objection is how the proposals break a promise to employees and retirees who have based career planning on longstanding promised benefit calculations.  They and their families don’t deserve to be treated in this cavalier manner.”  A copy of the letter is attached.