WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump admin looks stop raises during shutdown
WASHINGTON—Jan 04, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):
The Trump administration says it’s exploring ways to prevent a pay raise for senior White House staff and cabinet officials during the government shutdown.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the administration “is aware of the issue” and is “exploring options to prevent this from being implemented while some federal workers are furloughed.”
The raises are the result of a pay freeze for top federal officials that is expiring because of the shutdown.