New bill would extend fed pay freeze through 2013
By Kellie Lunney January 16, 2013
This story was updated with additional comment.
A House GOP freshman has introduced legislation that would prevent federal employees from receiving an across-the-board pay raise this spring.
Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., along with 28 cosponsors, wants to extend the current pay freeze for civilian government employees through the end of the year. President Obama issued an executive order on Dec. 27, 2012 that would end the two-year salary freeze on March 27 — when the current continuing resolution expires — and give civilian federal workers a 0.5 percent raise in 2013. DeSantis’ move to block the order also applies to lawmakers, but Congress already voted to freeze its pay in 2013 in the fiscal cliff legislation signed into law earlier this month. Continue reading “New bill would extend fed pay freeze through 2013”