House Republicans introduce bill that allows cutting federal workers’ pay to just $1

“House Republicans approved a rule this week that could allow lawmakers to cut individual federal workers’ pay to just $1, the Washington Post reported. The Holman Rule, which was written up in 1876, was approved on Tuesday as a provision in a larger legislative package that was largely ignored due to timing, as Republicans pushed to gut the House ethics office.

The Holman rule enables Congress to propose a general appropriation bill or an amendment with the purpose of cutting spending by targeting specific federal workers and programs. “This is part of a very chilling theme that federal workers are seeing right now,” Maureen Gilman, legislative director for the National Treasury Employees Union told the Post.”



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