A group of Democrats in the House are asking President Trump to rescind the three recent executive orders that he issued which impact the federal workforce.
In a letter sent to the president, the lawmakers said that the executive orders strip whistleblowers in the federal workforce of their protections and take away protections from “arbitrary political firings.”
“We believe the harms caused by your Executive Orders constitute an unprecedented attack on good governance and a professional, non-partisan civil service,” wrote the House Democrats in their letter. “We ask that you rescind them immediately.”
The letter was sent by the following lawmakers in the House of Representatives: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Joe Crowley (D-NY), Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Robert Brady (D-PA), Adam Smith (D-WA), John A. Yarmuth (D-KY), Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Richard Neal (D-MA), Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Timothy Walz (D-MN), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), James McGovern (D-MA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Adam Schiff (D-CA).
A copy of it is included below.
The executive orders place new restrictions on federal employee unions and also are intended to make it easier to take disciplinary and adverse actions against federal employees. For details, see Restricting Federal Unions and Firing Poor Performers and Streamlining Federal Employee Removal Procedures.