Democratic members of the House representing districts in and around Washington, D.C., wrote a letter to House and Senate leadership Sept. 5, urging them to counteract the president’s intent to freeze federal pay for 2019.

Reps. Gerry Connolly and Don Beyer of Virginia; Steny Hoyer, John Sarbanes John Delaney, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin of Maryland; and Eleanor Holmes Norton of D.C. called for an end to the “vilification” and “ongoing assault” on federal employees.

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