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CONGRESSWOMAN WALORSKI STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF FEDERAL PAY FREEZE BILL

February 15, 2013
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  02/18/13 Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement on the bipartisan passage of H.R. 273, to eliminate a statutory pay adjustment for federal employees:

“With a national debt of $16.5 trillion, I applaud my colleagues for passing legislation to freeze pay for federal employees including the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries, and Members of Congress.  This simple bill is a common sense measure to prove that Washington is serious about addressing our fiscal crisis to reduce spending and revitalize the economy.

“In Indiana, Hoosier families sit around their kitchen table and make tough decisions to keep a budget, and it is time for Washington to do the same.  I look forward to supporting future legislation that carves out a step-by-step approach toward reducing wasteful spending and restoring fiscal sanity.  I urge my colleagues in the Senate to immediately pass this bill, signaling to American families that this Congress will work together on their behalf.”

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One Response to “ CONGRESSWOMAN WALORSKI STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF FEDERAL PAY FREEZE BILL ”

  1. Mike on February 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    While Congress champions pay freezes for federal employees, defense contractors get away with earning enormous salaries at taxpayer expense. Defense contractor pay is currently capped at $763,000. Essentially, middle-income federal employees get their salaries frozen, but if you work for a defense contractor, you can continue to fleece American taxpayers.