Rescissions and Federal Salary Freeze. HR 4899 (Roll Call 169)
The Senate killed
an amendment that would offset the cost of a supplemental spending bill by freezing
salaries of federal civilian employees and rescinding 5 percent of the budget authority for
programs other than those in the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. ACU
supported this move but on May 27, 2010, the Senate voted to kill the amendment by a
vote of 53-45.