House has passed bill to require higher retirement contributions from fed workers

December 21, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled the plug on his ‘Plan B’ proposal Thursday night, but the House passed another part of the GOP’s fiscal-cliff plan that would require federal workers to contribute more toward their retirement plans.  

Eric Yoder provided details on the latter provision in a blog post Thursday, so folks can check out that item if they want to know more. The bill is known as the Spending Reduction Act of 2012

The Senate is not likely to pass the measure, meaning the House vote yesterday will probably serve as a symbolic gesture that puts Republicans on record favoring increased retirement contributions from federal employees.

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Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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