1/02/2013

House Overturns Obama Executive Order On Bi-Partisan Vote

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WHICH OBAMA EXECUTIVE ORDER DID THE HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY OVERTURN YESTERDAY?
Posted on January 2, 2013 at 9:38am by Erica Ritz

President Barack Obama made waves last Friday when — amid a fierce fiscal cliff debate — he signed an executive order ending the pay freeze on certain federal workers.  Beneficiaries to see a pay boost included Vice President Joe Biden and members of Congress.

Though the raises were relatively modest (at least for a government that runs trillion-dollar deficits)– about $900/year for members of Congress and $6,000/year for Biden– the Weekly Standard writes that the executive order would cost the taxpayer roughly $11 billion over the next ten years.

On Tuesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation blocking the pay raise.
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