THE DAILY FED
House OKs Proposal to Freeze Pay of Senior Officials
With an eye on the November elections, House members Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved a proposal to freeze their pay, as well as the pay of senior officials of the executive and judicial branches of the federal government.
The 352-67 vote came as an amendment, sponsored by freshman Rep. Jack Metcalf, R-Wash., and others, to the FY97 Treasury- Postal appropriations bill.
In other action on the Treasury-Postal spending bill, the House Tuesday night also approved 267-150 another amendment, sponsored by freshman Rep. Gil Gutknecht, R-Minn., and others , requiring the president to reduce the number of "political appointees" from 2,800 to 2,300.