31 Aug '13, 1pm

Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees, members of the #military.

President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., after returning from Camp David on Sunday, August 5, 2012. Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits. In a letter to congressional leaders sent at the beginning of the Labor Day weekend, the president wrote that "federal employees have already made significant sacrifices." He also proposed a 1 percent raise for members of the military. As in the past, pay and benefits for federal employees are ultimately expected to be part of the negotiations on legislation to fund the government later this fall. Congress must approve a spending bill by the end of September or risk a ...

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