Fiscal cliff deal kills congressional pay raise

11:32 AM, Jan 1, 2013   |    comments
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The one-sentence provision would block a pay raise brought by President Barack Obama's executive order to lift the pay freeze for all federal employees. That would include the vice president and members of Congress.

The provision blocking the pay raise for Congress is not widely known. Many lawmakers introduced their own bills to kill the pay raise, including Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner.

Federal civilian employees have not seen a cost-of-living increase in nearly two years.

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