Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has put forth legislation that passed the Senate that would give veterans a 3.6% COLA to match that of Social Security recipients.
Presidential Candidate Ron Paul recently released his “Plan to Restore America” as part of his campaign. It contains a myriad of spending cuts, some of which are directly related to federal employees.
At the end of last week, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “super committee”) recommending that it adopt some specific cuts to the federal workforce.
Senator John Thune (R-SD) has introduced legislation that would create an option for individuals who believe they are under-taxed to voluntarily send extra money to the U.S. Treasury.
Another pay freeze for federal employees has been recommended as a way to cut costs.
The total number of federal employees has increased in the last 30 years. But has the federal workforce actually “expanded?”
Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) have proposed legislation to permanently cap the dividends and capital gains tax rate at the current 15% level.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently reported a 5 percent decline in the number of federal employees who held top secret clearance in the 2010 fiscal year as compared to the previous fiscal year.
A group of federal employee unions and advocacy groups have sent a letter to the chairs of the Committee on Deficit Reduction expressing both disapproval and support for some of the President’s recent deficit reduction ideas.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has introduced legislation to restore the financial health of the Postal Service.