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House GOP Plan to Fund Government Would Extend Pay Freeze

House Republicans unveiled a plan Monday to fund day-to-day operations of the government through September.

House Republicans unveiled a plan Monday to fund day-to-day operations of the government through September. The plan is designed to avoid a government shutdown later this month.

The plan would freeze salaries for federal employees and members of Congress, effectively extending the pay freeze on the federal workforce through the end of 2013 and eliminating the 0.5% pay increase set to take effect later this spring.

The plan would leave in place automatic cuts of 5 percent to domestic agencies and 7.8 percent to the Pentagon.

The House has voted twice so far in 2013 to extend the pay freeze on the federal workforce, but so far, it hasn’t advanced beyond the House vote.

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