After announcing the largest raise in military forces pay in over 10 years a week ago, President Trump has now issued an executive order that will raise pay rates for federal employees as well.
OAN reports President Trump issued an executive order on Friday that will raise pay rates for federal employees. The measure was part of next year’s spending agreement and is expected to boost federal workers’ pay rates by nearly three percent.
Employees in dozens of major cities – such as San Diego, Los Angeles and New York – will also see additional raises of over three percent. The order marked the largest federal pay raise in a decade. It will take effect on January 5th.
This came just after the president touted the record-breaking stock market, which has reached new highs in the last few days. He took to Twitter to celebrate the strong economy and said “the best is yet to come.”
“Trump Stock Market rally is far outpacing past U.S. presidents” @CNBC With new trade deals, and more, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2019