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House GOP Looking to Save $164B With 6% Pay Cut to Federal Workers

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By    |   Friday, 21 Jul 2017 02:03 PM

The House Budget Committee's approval of a spending plan earlier this week would save $164 billion over 10 years by issuing what amounts to a 6 percent pay cut to federal workers over six years, The Washington Post reported.

Federal workers would be forced to make "greater contributions to their own defined benefit retirement plans" without any bump in other benefits, the Post reported.

"Since 2010, these employees have already lost $182 billion in pay and benefits," Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said in a letter to the committee, the Post reported.

It gets worse for federal workers, according to the Post. The House Oversight committee has been charged with finding another $32 billion in savings over 10 years; its spending authority — the federal workforce.

Republican lawmaker Todd Rokita introduced legislation that would make future federal employees "at will" workers — easier to "be removed/suspended without notice or right to appeal for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all."

Not every Republican agrees with the cuts.

"Congress and the administration cannot balance the federal budget on the backs of our federal workers,” said Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., the Post quoted.

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The House Budget Committee's approval of a spending plan earlier this week would save $164 billion over 10 years by issuing what amounts to a 6 percent pay cut to federal workers over six years, The Washington Post reported.
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