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Luetkemeyer votes to halt pay hike for cabinet, vice-president

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 8:49 am

Having already supported federal pay freezes, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer voted for legislation to eliminate the automatic across-the-board pay raise for the president’s cabinet, the vice president and other non-military federal employees that will otherwise occur as a result of a recent executive order issued by President Obama. “At a time when federal spending and our national debt are at historic levels, the last thing we need to be doing is handling out automatic pay increases to federal officials, especially with so many hard-working Americans struggling to make ends meet in a tough economy,” Luetkemeyer said. “It’s time Washington to stop spending taxpayer dollars and begin focusing on getting people back to work and expanding economic opportunities for all Americans.”

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