Government Spending

House Votes to Block Federal Employee Pay Raises

Future unclear amid all the other politicking

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The House approved legislation on Tuesday that would block a pay increase for federal workers and members of Congress scheduled to take place in March.

Members voted 287-129 in favor of the bill from Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.). Just two Republicans opposed the legislation, and 55 Democrats supported it. 

Republicans brought the bill up under a suspension of the rules in order to allow for quicker consideration, although that move also required a two-thirds majority vote.