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COLLINS REJECTS OBAMA PAY RAISE

Feb 15, 2013

COLLINS REJECTS OBAMA PAY RAISE

Ga rep. votes yes to Congressional pay freeze, condemns use of executive orders to implement pay increases

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) voted yes earlier today on H.R. 273, the complete elimination of the 2013 statuary pay adjustment for federal employees put in place by the Obama Administration. Sponsored by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), this legislation will be a continuation of the Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2012. Rep. Collins signed on as an original co-sponsor in early January, and spoke in support of the bill earlier today:

“Last month, many Americans saw their own paychecks decrease as a result of a payroll tax increase,” Collins said. “While average Americans were feeling the effects of this tax increase at home, the President was pushing through a pay raise for the Vice President, cabinet secretaries, agency bureaucrats, and members of Congress.

“I cannot support the government taking on more debt to give a raise to Congress and Washington bureaucrats. At a time when the American people are struggling to pay their bills, pay raises for the Vice President and other federal employees is a luxury this country can’t afford.”

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