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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) proposed an amendment to eliminate the federal employee executive branch pay raise for next year.  The Senate Appropriations Committee, in a vote of 2-29, rejected his amendment.

“Washington is on a spending spree, and it’s time for some change around here,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “My amendment would have saved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in a payroll that tops $270 billion annually.  We could have used the savings to pay down the national debt and invest in our children’s futures.  It may have only gotten two votes, but at least I tried.  And I’ll keep fighting to curtail government spending.”