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108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. CON. RES. 88

   Expressing the sense of Congress that there should continue to be 
 parity between the adjustments in the pay of members of the uniformed 
 services and the adjustments in the pay of civilian employees of the 
                             United States.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            February 9, 2004

  Mr. Sarbanes (for himself, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Warner, Mr. Akaka, Mr. 
Allen, Ms. Collins, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Levin, Mr. 
     Johnson, and Mrs. Murray) submitted the following concurrent 
resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
   Expressing the sense of Congress that there should continue to be 
 parity between the adjustments in the pay of members of the uniformed 
 services and the adjustments in the pay of civilian employees of the 
                             United States.

Whereas members of the uniformed services of the United States and civilian 
        employees of the United States make significant contributions to the 
        general welfare of the United States, and are on the front lines in the 
        fight against terrorism and in maintaining the Nation's defenses;
Whereas civilian employees of the United States play a crucial role in the fight 
        against terrorism, as exemplified by--

    (1) the civilian employees of the Department of Homeland Security and 
the Department of Defense who are working to ensure the security of the 
United States;

    (2) the civilian employees of the Central Intelligence Agency and the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation who are investigating the September 11, 
2001, terrorist attacks and working to prevent further terrorist attacks;

    (3) the numerous skilled trade and craft civilian employees of the 
Federal Government who work side-by-side with the men and women of the 
armed forces to maintain and deploy our air and sea fleet safely and 
swiftly; and

    (4) the employees of the Centers For Disease Control within the 
Department of Health and Human Services who work every day protecting 
Americans from bioterrorism and those at the Department of Agriculture who 
strive to keep the Nation's food supply safe;

Whereas civilian employees of the United States will continue to support and 
        defend the United States during this difficult time;
Whereas in fiscal year 2004 Congress again reaffirmed its long-standing 
        commitment to parity in pay adjustments for members of the uniformed 
        services and all civilian employees in both the annual budget resolution 
        and the Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies Appropriations 
        Act, 2004; and
Whereas for fiscal year 2005, the Administration proposed a 3.5 percent pay 
        raise for members of the uniformed services but only a 1.5 percent pay 
        raise for the dedicated civilian employees of the United States, a 
        disparity in adjustments that violates the traditional principle of 
        parity of pay adjustments: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that rates of pay for all civilian 
employees of the United States should be adjusted at the same time, and 
in the same proportion, as are rates of pay for the uniformed services.
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