Politics

GOP pushes total pay freeze

House Republicans took aim Wednesday at President Obama’s proposed federal pay freeze, saying that his promise is bogus because the freeze still allows for automatic wage increases that also should be put on ice.

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, drove home the point during a subcommittee hearing where he grilled Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry.

“People are getting pay increases automatically this year,” said Mr. Issa, noting that the cost of the raises will total $500 million through the end of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, and cost about $1 billion annually. “There is no pay freeze because of the [pay] step increases” for some federal employees.

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