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House OKs Pay Freeze for Lawmakers, Federal Workers

check bookThe House voted late Monday to freeze the salaries of lawmakers and nearly 2 million federal government employees for the rest of fiscal year 2013, the Washington Post reports.

Ed O’Keefe writes the bill, passed 287-to-129 as part of the fiscal cliff compromise, blocks a half-percent cost-of-living pay increase for lawmakers and extends a pay freeze that was scheduled to expire in March under a continuing resolution.

Federal workers have not received a cost-of-living increase in three years, according to O’Keefe.

According to Federal News Radio, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said federal employees have already contributed nearly $90 billion toward reducing the federal deficit through cuts to pay and benefits.

Hoyer also said newly hired employees after Jan. 1 will have their pay decreased by 2.3 percent.

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  1. Federal Employees have sacrificed all we can. We have done our part. Please lift this freeze in Jesus name.

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