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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Criticizes Trump Administration’s Harsh Treatment of Federal Employees [Video]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 16, 2018
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) spoke out against the Trump Administration’s attacks on federal employees and urged Administration officials to provide more support to our nation’s civil servants.

“Here’s what I’m worried about: I know that there are many employees in these federal agencies right now who – just based on the activity, the fiscal constraints, the cuts that have been imposed on them over the last few years – have 50 files in their pile where they used to have 25, and where having 15 would be a reasonable work load,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “And the cuts being proposed are going to put another 50 in that pile and make it 100 folders…. So I would urge the Administration to reconsider these cuts, because I think they are counterproductive to some of the stated goals that you have here today.”

See below for video of the full exchange.

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