“During calendar year 2019, no increase in pay as authorized under this Act may be provided to any Federal employee who has been disciplined for sexual misconduct under chapter 75 of title 5, United States Code, or any other provision of law,” the GOP proposal text read.
Basically anyone who was disiplined for sexual misconduct – and is on the federal payroll would NOT get a pay raise. only 17 dems voted for this, all the rest said they should get a raise as well.
From the Fox write up, sounds like it was an amendment to the bill providing a 2.6% pay raise for federal workers.
Now the exemption wasn’t to people only accused of sexual misconduct – only those who have have action taken against them (either they admitted it, or administratively were found guilty).