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House Bill Would Give Federal Workers 3.3% Raise

Stars and Stripes | Mar 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would give federal workers a 3.3 percent pay raise in 2015, far more than President Barack Obama has requested. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., introduced the bill, which was co-sponsored by several Democrats. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act would provide the pay hike to ... more

House Passes $1.1 Trillion Bill to Fund Government

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Associated Press | Jan 16, 2014

WASHINGTON - A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election steamed through the battle-weary House on Wednesday over tepid protests from tea party conservatives, driven by a bipartisan desire to restore painful cuts in domestic and defense programs and show disaffected voters that Congress can d... more

Military, Officeholders Mourn Ex-US Rep. Skelton

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Associated Press | Nov 05, 2013

LEXINGTON, Mo. - Former longtime Missouri congressman Ike Skelton was remembered Monday as one of the military's "most trusted civilians" and one of the nation's most civil statesmen as hundreds gathered to mourn his death. The crowd at Skelton's funeral in his rural Missouri hometown included numerous military leaders and elected officials fro... more

For Skelton, US Military Was His Mission

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Associated Press | Oct 30, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Though he never served in the U.S. military, Ike Skelton became one of its strongest assets. The former Missouri congressman was being remembered Tuesday for a 34-year career in Congress that spanned a dozen military conflicts, and for taking pride in fighting for better training, staffing, equipment, housing, salary and ... more

Military Advocate, Former Rep. Ike Skelton Dies

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Associated Press | Oct 29, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, who built a reputation as a military expert and social conservative during 34 years representing western and central Missouri in the U.S. House, died Monday in Virginia. He was 81. Skelton died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., surrounded by his wife, his sons and their familie... more

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