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Library of Congress Summary
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that:
(1) Congress and the President should end the pay freeze for federal employees in January 2013 and should prevent any further cuts to federal employee pensions or benefits;
(2) federal employee contributions to their retirement system should not be increased;
(3) the annuity multiplier used to determine retirement benefits for federal employees should not be decreased;
(4) the Federal Employees Retirement System annuity supplement should not be eliminated and federal employees who are eligible to retire should be able to do so regardless of their age;
(5) Social Security reform should not include utilizing a Chained Consumer Price Index, which would reduce federal annuities;
(6) the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program should not be turned into a voucher program that shifts the costs of health insurance to employees and retirees;
(7) the tax increase on new federal employees that funds part of the extension of the Unemployment Insurance program should be repealed;
(8) the work that federal employees perform on behalf of the American people should be respected; and
(9) Congress should recognize that efforts to reduce the compensation and support provided to federal employees undermine our government's ability to meet its obligations to citizens and hurt federal agencies' ability to recruit and retain a high-quality federal workforce.
House Republican Conference Summary
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
No summary available.
House Democratic Caucus Summary
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