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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Statement on Pay Freeze for Shipyard Workers

August 31, 2018
Press Release

DOVER, NH— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after President Trump sent a letter to Congress seeking to block pay increases for federal civilian workers, including at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base:

“Federal employees have faced unacceptable attacks from this administration, which has sought to limit collective bargaining rights and undermine working conditions. This latest attack on the hardworking people who serve our country must be stopped. The men and women who work at the Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base, for example, are patriots. To freeze their pay, and to use budget deficits as the excuse, after giving massive tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations is a betrayal of those who are serving our country. President Trump’s pay freeze will harm hardworking people and their families while making it harder for the Shipyard to recruit new employees, which it badly needs. This impacts military readiness, and it’s bad for our national security. Congress can and must step in to stop this pay freeze.”