House Approves Federal Worker Cuts, Pay Freeze

By on March 29, 2012 in Current Events with 174 Comments

In a 228 to 191 vote, the House has passed the Ryan budget plan for FY 2013 which includes extending the pay freeze until 2015, reduces the size of the federal workforce, and increases federal employees’ pension contributions.

The cuts would save an estimated $368 billion over the next decade.

The budget provision is expected to fail in the Senate, but it is representative of the path lawmakers in the House plan to take, so presumably federal employees can expect to see more such proposals in the near future.

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