Retired and active employees of the federal government met to discuss some of their concerns with the upcoming budget Thursday afternoon.
Around 30members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) had the chance to speak with Congressman Glenn Thompson, (R) 5th District, about some of their concerns.
Two major issues are the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and federal employees health care benefits.
"It's an easy way to save money, no doubt," said Rich Zuck, the Legislative Chair for the Presque Isle Branch of NARFE. "We can't argue with that. It's an easy way to save money for our country. Unfortunately the most vulnerable population of our society."
Zuck said the CPI changes will impact the finances of senior citizens, the disabled and veteran by thousands of dollars.
And it's not just former federal employees that will see changes, nearly 85 million people will be impacted.
"In my experience talking about this particular issue, not a lot of people are aware of it, but they should be because 85 million people is a lot of people," said Robert Deloe, the McKean County Chapter President of NARFE.
Congressman Thompson said he appreciates these concerns, and looks forward to taking them to Washington this fall.