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House to vote to continue federal pay freeze

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm •  Published: January 16, 2013

While the DeSantis bill has enough Republican votes to pass the House, it faces a tougher road in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Colleen M. Kelley, president of the NTEU or National Treasury Employees Union, said her group strongly opposed the GOP bill and would work aggressively to defeat it. She said federal employees have contributed more than any other group to addressing the fiscal deficit — $103 billion over 10 years from the pay freeze and higher pension contributions from new hires — and the bill was "a continuation of the anti-federal worker line of attack that became an all-too-familiar staple" of the last session of Congress.