Trump Eliminates Pay Raises For Federal Civilian Employees

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President Trump has scrapped a planned 2.1% pay increase for the majority of civilian federal employees.

In an effort "to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course”, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that a majority of civilian federal employees will be denied pay increases next year, according to Axios.

Trump made the announcement in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying “Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases”, which were set to take effect next year at 2.1 percent.

Axios noted that no changes have been announced for military pay increases, which will see troops receive a boost of 2.6 percent.

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