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News Friday, Aug 31 2018

Dean Heller Is Silent As Trump Slashes Pay for Over 11,000 Nevada Workers

Aug 31, 2018

The Trump Administration announced executive action yesterday that would rob over 2 million federal civilian employees of a built-in pay raise next year — and cited the federal deficit as an excuse.

But Senator Dean Heller — the ultimate Trump yes-man — has refused to stand up for the over 11,000 Nevadan federal civilian employees who stand to lose their hard-earned raise. 

That’s the same Senator Heller who bragged about authoring the tax bill that blew a $1.5 trillion hole in the federal deficit.

The workers not getting a built-in pay raise include Customs and Border Patrol agents keeping our border secure, and over 4,700 Nevadan VA workers fighting for our veterans. As of 2016, approximately one-third of federal employees were veterans.

“Dean Heller crafted a tax bill that gave massive handouts to the ultra-wealthy and will add trillions of dollars to the national debt,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Now, he’s silent as Donald Trump cuts workers’ wages — including Customs and Border Patrol and VA employees — in the name of fiscal responsibility. We don’t know who crunched those numbers for you, Senator, but to us, it doesn’t add up.”

Read more here.

Published: Aug 31, 2018

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