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Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduces legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and freeze federal pay for an additional year. The bill includes a host of suggestions to cut spending from both the commission and from the Obama and Bush administrations. Brady said collecting unpaid taxes from federal employees could result in $3 billion.
While the recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform didn't pass, we may not have seen the end of them. Jason Fichtner, senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us with more.
Debt commission's plan fails to get majority approval. The White House and lawmakers say they will review the recommendations and figure out how to move many of them forward.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is seriously considering whether to ask for Tricare fee increases in next year's budget. We get details from Todd Harrison at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
The Fiscal Commission issued its final set of recommendations detailing several that would affect federal employees. The panel suggested reducing the federal workforce by 200,000 employees over the next five years, changing the FEHB to a defined contribution premium program and several other short term changes.
WFED's Jason Miller brings the latest on the deficit commission's recommendations that impact federal employees.
Friday is supposed to be a slow news day so we'll limit it to this: a 3 year pay freeze, 10 percent job cut, higher FEHBP premiums for retirees, lower benefits for future retirees and some other stuff. Interested? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's federal report.
Are your future pay raises and current retirement benefits candidates for a congressional firing squad? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says nobody has locked and loaded, yet, but the possibility is out there.