Democrats and Republicans joined forces Wednesday to beat back a movement to end the tradition of military-civilian pay parity.
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House lawmakers overwhelmingly endorsed equal pay raises in 2005 for military and civilian federal workers Wednesday.
The fiscal 2005 pay parity controversy might be coming to a head this week, according to a Republican lawmaker who has led opposition to the effort.
Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., has struck a deal with House leaders to ensure a vote on a resolution backing military-civilian pay parity next year.
Extraordinary feds not quite suited for management will get a separate pay band at the Homeland Security Department.