What Democrats Winning the House Means for Federal Employees

Government Executive: Democrats on Tuesday won dozens of House seats across the country and will control the lower chamber in the next Congress, a result that promises a big impact on the jobs and compensation for federal employees.

Republicans will sit in the House minority for the first time since 2010, which has many advocates for federal employees celebrating. In the time since Republicans took control, federal workers have endured—often through measures signed into law by President Obama—three pay freezes, higher contributions to their retirement pensions and budget cuts to many agencies across government, among other things.

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