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

nstated Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 1:38 PM
Immediately after it was passed this happened: 1/1/2013 "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection." from the bill summary, Motion to reconsider was Agreed to Without Objection, I think that leans toward - no one really objecting to it in the first place.

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...