Long Votes To Freeze Federal Salaries
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From A Press Release
U.S. Rep. Billy Long voted in favor of H.R. 273, which freezes federal workers’ pay, including Members of Congress, Members of the President’s Cabinet and the Vice President.
“America is currently facing an unprecedented fiscal crisis brought on by years of excessive spending,” Long said. “During these tough economic times, when a large number of hard working Americans are struggling to find work, I don’t believe federal employees should be immune from shared sacrifices. Our nation’s debt problem cannot be solved unless all Americans demand reductions in the size and scope of our national government.”
In December 2012 the president issued an executive order for an across the board pay increase of 0.5 percent. The legislation continues the freeze on federal employee pay through the end of 2013. According to the CBO this legislation will save approximately $11 billion over ten years.