CONGRESSIONAL RECORD -- SENATE
May 12, 1965 Page 9954
President •s Message on Federal
Mr. MANSFIELD. I listened with interest
to the statement of the distinguished
senior Senator from Kansas concerning
the proposed pay raise for
military and civilian personnel. I am delighted
that a. bUI will be coming to us
soon, but I would hope that more stress
will be placed on the pay raise for the
mllitary, because it is my belief that the
discrepancy between pay raises allowed
by the Government for civilian and military
personnel shows the military pay
lagging far behind.
There is a. sizable investment in the
training of men who enter the Armed
Forces. In my opinion, a. sizable pay
increase would be a gesture and a. factor
in achieving greater economy, because
it would mean that more men would remain
in the Armed Services. This in
turn would mean that the Government
would spend less money to train pilots,
technicians, and specialists of various
I would most certainly hope that
proper regard would be given to the
military, so that those people would remain
in service and the Government
would be able to save money through the
retention of their technical skills, thereby
making the effective support of the
country that much stronger.
Mr. CARLSON. I deeply appreciate
the views of the distinguished majority
leader with respect to military pay. I
fully agree with him.
The 3-percent increase for classified
Federal workers is based upon studies by
the Bareau o! Labor Standards. Based
on those studies, I do not believe the pay
raise proposed for the Federal classified
workers is excessive. But as to the military
pay, I thoroughly agree with the
Senator from Montana.
It would be most unfortunate if the
effective date of the military pay increase
were deferred until 1966. I hope
that it will be made effective on July 1.
1965, for Federal classified workers and
Mr. MANSFIELD. I feel certain that
the Senator from Kansas, who is the
ranking minority member of the Committee
on Post Office and Civil Service,
will see to it that that factor is given
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 43, Folder 10, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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