Increase Pay For Members of Congress Is ‘Misguided’
Griffin Cosponsors Bill to Reject Obama's Executive Order Pay Raise for Congress
Calls President Obama’s plan to increase pay for Members of Congress ‘misguided’
|U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin|
Griffin has voted repeatedly to keep Congressional salaries frozen. Griffin supported H.R. 3835, which passed the House in February 2012, and would freeze congressional and federal civilian salaries through 2013. It awaits a vote in the Senate.
H.Con.Res. 112, which passed the House in March 2012 with Griffin’s support, extended the freeze through 2015. It also awaits action in the Senate.
In August, The Washington Post reported: “In a letter to House and Senate leaders, the president reiterated his support for ending the pay freeze [for federal employees] with a 0.5 percent raise, to take effect Jan. 1, 2013, that he proposed early this year…. Under a law passed in 2010, salary rates are frozen for 2011 and 2012, although employees still can get raises upon promotion, as a performance reward or as they advance up the steps of their pay grades.”
According to National Journal, “The 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act allows the president through an executive order to set a pay raise for government employees if Congress doesn’t specify one and doesn’t pass legislation prohibiting it.”
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