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House Passes Congressional Pay Freeze, 129 Members Vote for Pay Increase

Becca in TX Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 3:44 PM
I looked at it very closely and I found two Republicans that voted for this and both are from Virginia-Rob Wittman and Frank Wolf-the rest are Dims.

The House approved a bill to rescind the executive order President Obama signed last week that ended the pay freeze on federal employees, which meant that some federal workers would be getting a raise—including members of Congress. A number of lawmakers spoke out about the absurdity of the pay increase and timing of the move. Rep. Michele Bachmann said in a statement, “This executive order was not requested by Congress and we should reject it. We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending. At a time when families...