Washington reacts to Obama’s federal pay freeze

By Norah Swanson

November 30, 2010

President Obama's two-year pay freeze for federal employees has sparked reaction on both sides of the political aisle. Here's a list, in no particular order, of statements from some of the players in the federal pay debate:

Federal employees who support the president's pay freeze

Jacob Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

American Federation of Government Employees

Colleen M. Kelley, National Treasury Employees Union president

Federal Managers Association

Carol A. Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association

Joseph A. Beaudoin, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association president

Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute

Gregory Junemann, president of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers

More from Junemann

Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.

Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md.

Cato Institute

Federal-Postal Coalition and more from NTEU


By Norah Swanson

November 30, 2010

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