Of course all federal civilian government workers should get this raise. Some should get more. We want the best qualified people in those positions and we should pay them accordingly. Patriotism doesn’t put food on the table- or pay for childcare, healthcare, elder care, transportation, rent, etc. If we don’t have the money to pay our government workforce, we don’t have money for a wall either. We would have a lot less debt if we hadn’t gifted so much to the ultra wealthy.
Ted Budd, you voted against this. Shame on you. I’m voting against you next election I’m glad it went through anyway.