Elimination of 2013 Pay Adjustmentby Representative Raul Ruiz
Posted on 2013-02-15
RUIZ. Mr. Speaker, today I had to make the difficult decision of
voting for a pay raise for myself or against continuing a pay freeze
for federal workers. I voted for H.R. 273 because although I believe it
is unfair to balance the budget on the backs of hard working middle-
class families, I could not accept a pay raise for myself. I recognize
the critical contributions federal employees make every day to the
health and well-being of our country and I thank them for their
service. I am honored to serve the people of California's 36th
Congressional District and I will continue to work to do the right
thing for my district and to ensure that the American dream is
attainable for everyone.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. All time for debate has expired.
Pursuant to House Resolution 66, the previous question is ordered on the bill.
The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.
The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and was read the third time.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill.
The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that the ayes appeared to have it.