"We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and federal agency budgets can not sustain such increases", Trump wrote in a letter to members of Congress.
Meanwhile, the largest union representing government workers is rejecting the move to eliminate the pay increase for fiscal 2019 and calling for Congress to follow the Senate's lead. Separately, the Senate backed a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. That measure was part of a four-bill, $154 billion package that passed the Senate 92-6 earlier this month. Congress will ultimately decide whether federal workers get a raise. Under the complex federal pay law, in that case such a message must be issued by the end of August to prevent a much larger raise from taking effect automatically should no decision be made by the end of the year.
Cox said federal worker pay and benefits have been cut by more than $200 billion since 2011.
U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said Trump didn't have the power to force changes to union contracts because they would violate the collective bargaining rights federal employees have under the law.
Congress has an opportunity to effectively overrule the President's edict if lawmakers pass a spending bill that includes a federal pay raise. Officials did not immediately say whether the pay freeze would also apply to White House staffers.
It is a harsh indictment of President Trump's values that he is freezing workers' pay to offset his multi-billion-dollar tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.
"I have determined that for 2019, both across the board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero", he wrote.
For 2019, the administration is projecting the deficit will once again top $1 trillion and stay at that level for the next three years. Mark Warner, D-Va., called it "the latest attack in the Trump Administration's war on federal employees".
"These alternative pay plan decisions will not materially affect our ability to attract and retain a well-qualified Federal workforce", he added. "Across-the-board pay increases and locality pay increases, in particular, have long-term fixed costs, yet fail to address existing pay disparities or target mission criticalrecruitment and retention goals".
Kane's 50th-minute opener was soon added to as Christian Eriksen ghosted behind to send in a cross directed home by Moura. That also means three Premiership [titles] and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together.
Regulating Google's search algorithm in the spirit of "fairness" could result in a number of unintended consequences. Kudlow added that looking into the issue meant the administration would be doing some investigation and analysis.
Duncan also said that she did not think that any of the jurors let their pro- or anti-Trump biases influence their final decision. The president on Tuesday called the outcome a "disgrace" and said the case "has nothing to do with Russian Federation collusion".
But the Romanian, who broke through for a first Grand Slam title at the French Open this year, had no answer for Kanepi's power. Open, fighting through extreme heat that caused him to feel sick during his match to beat Marton Ducsovics in four sets.
All three versions of the new iPhone are thought to have Apple's new A12 chipset and run iOS 12 out of the box. The Cupertino, California firm apparently leaked images of its upcoming iPhone and Apple Watch refreshes.
Early Monday morning, the flag atop the White House was raised after an unusually brief time at half-staff in McCain's honor. Bush, Obama, McCain's family and others are slated to speak at a full-dress service on Saturday in the National Cathedral.
Facebook was a key outlet in which hate speech was propagated against the Rohingya Muslims, the mission said. Aung Kyaw Zaw, has already been singled out for US sanctions as punishment for the attacks on Rohingya.
In the announcement late Thursday night, the company claimed it would "shortly" be sending texts to customers who were affected. T-Mobile said the hacker (or hackers) did not gain access to passwords, social security numbers, or any financial information.
Trump has already vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement as he pushes to revive the coal industry. By contrast, the Obama administration projected that its rule would have cut emissions 19% over the same time frame.
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