Lieberman: Extension of Federal Pay Freeze Is Possible

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 01:01 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, powerful chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says federal workers should be prepared for an extension of the two-year pay freeze. The senator’s committee oversees the federal workforce, The Washington Post’s blog the Federal Eye reported.

The Independent from Connecticut believes that a third year of the pay freeze is regrettable but “necessary right now.” President Barack Obama put the two-year freeze in place in 2010. A proposal in the House would extend the pay freeze and raise the amount federal workers pay toward their pensions, the Post reported.

Such an extension is opposed by Senate Democrats. Lieberman said the chances of extending the cuts are a “strong probability,” but added, “You never know until it happens,” the Post reported.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: Arizona House District 2

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 16:11 PM

Candidates in Arizona's Second Congressional District may liken running for Congress to walking on eggshells. Newsmax TV . . .

Super PAC Storms Democratic Strongholds

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 15:27 PM

A conservative Super PAC is launching ads in seven supposedly safe Democratic states, convinced the electorate's growing . . .

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: Maine Governor

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 12:58 PM

As many as eight Republican governors are in jeopardy of losing their jobs in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. As Newsmax T . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved