Lawmakers Press for Pay Parity—at the Higher Level

A group of Congressmen have lobbied appropriators to provide the same 2.7 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees as the House approved for military personnel in the 2007 defense authorization bill. Leading the effort are Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). The Administration proposal for 2007 had put both pay raises at 2.2 percent.