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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Gerry Connolly (D-Va)

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement today regarding President Trump’s order removing many career federal employees from the competitive service, costing them important civil service protections and stripping them of their eligibility to be represented by a union:

“This Executive Order is yet another attack on federal employees that addresses absolutely none of the issues that can hinder effective federal recruitment and hiring. It’s a cheap ploy to let the Trump Administration replace talent and acumen with fealty and self-dealing.”