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Fitzpatrick Votes to Freeze Congressional Pay

Supports extension of pay freeze for Congress and federal employees.

U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th) voted Feb. 1 to extend the existing pay freeze for Members of Congress and federal employees. Congressman Fitzpatrick was one of four cosponsors of H.R. 3835.

“I am glad that my colleagues in the House have joined me in my efforts to rein in out-of-control federal spending and restore fiscal sanity to our nation’s capital,” said Fitzpatrick in a release.  “As Congress continues to find savings in the massive federal bureaucracy, it should start with its own payrolls.  At a time when we are asking all federal agencies to live within their means, it is important that Congress follows suit.”

According to the release, H.R. 3835 amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (P.L. 111-242) to extend through December 31, 2013, the freeze on any cost-of-living adjustment to the pay of certain federal civilian employees.

Additionally, Fitzpatrick has supported historic cuts to the budget of the legislative branch for both 2011 and 2012 including an additional 11 percent reduction to 2011 levels. He supports eliminating automatic pay raises for Members of Congress (H.R. 187),and streamlining the way the legislative branch does business for even more savings (Amendments to H.R. 1, Amendments to H.R. 2551, H.R. 292).

paul grauber February 02, 2012 at 11:57 AM
How wonderful Mike, now if you could submit a bill that would treat elected congressional leaders equal to the average working man in America that would really send a message. The lowest paid congressional leader makes at least 174,000 dollars a year, (that is just in pay) they only have to work five years to receive a reduced pension, and if they work ten years their pension is equal to their pay, when they retire. If you want to do something for the American people stop your POLITICAL POSTURING and submit a real bill that eliminates the raping and pillaging of our tax dollars. This is why I am registered "NO PARTY AFFILIATION" To be free from sloths like this.

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