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

ghoward528 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 4:45 AM
So let's start some change... http://www.change.org/petitions/the-us-congress-allow-us-citizens-to-have-a-say-in-their-rate-of-pay-2?utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_before_sign

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...