Rep. Duffy Introduces Pay Freeze Extension For Federal Employees and Members of Congress
Washington, D.C., U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-07) on Friday introduced H.R. 3835, legislation that would extend the pay freeze of Members of Congress and non-military Federal employees through 2013.
Rep. Duffy’s bill is scheduled to be considered and voted on in the House on Wednesday, February 1st.
“While private sector workers face the squeeze and millions of families continue searching for work, the idea of asking that their hard earned tax dollars go to fund a pay raise for government employees is just not right.” said Rep. Duffy. “As American families and businesses have been forced to tighten their belts, Washington has refused to do the same. Congress must be willing to make the same sacrifices we’re asking of others, that’s why I introduced this bill. We must act now to extend the pay freeze on federal workers and on members’ salaries until Washington finally gets its finances under control.”
President Obama has proposed an increase in pay for all federal employees under his new budget. The current federal employee pay freeze is set to expire at the end of December and was one of the suggested savings tactics put forth by the President’s own National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles) Commission.