/  H.R. 273 – To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees

H.R. 273 – To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees

Summary

H.R. 273 overturns President Obama’s December 2012 executive order, which would give federal employees a 0.5 percent across-the-board raise totaling more than $11 billion over ten years. The bill extends the current pay freeze of federal civilian employees for an additional 9 months.

Type of Rule

Closed rule (prohibiting amendments) for consideration of H.R. 273. Reported by vote of 7 yeas to 4 nays.

Other Elements of the Rule

  • Debate Time: Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • Provides the Speaker suspension authority for the legislative day of February 15, 2013 relating to a measure condemning the government of North Korea and its February 12, 2013 test of a nuclear device.
  • Provides one motion to recommit.
  • Floor Managers: Woodall/Hastings

Floor Action Expected

The rule and the bill are expected to be debated on the floor: February 14 & 15, 2013.