During today’s press conference, President Obama tried to illustrate the sequester’s negative impact by saying that Capitol Hill’s janitors and security guards will face a pay cut “starting tomorrow.” “They’re going to have less pay,” Obama told reporters. “They just got a pay cut and they’ve got to figure out how to manage that.”
But CNN’s Capitol Hill reporter Dana Bash spoke with the Senate’s sergeant-at-arms, who oversees the positions mentioned by president, and tweeted that there were no plans to make cut their pay, at least for the time being.
despite obama claim pay cuts to begin for capitol janitors & “security guards” (aka police), SAA Gainer tells me no plans for pay cuts yet— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) March 1, 2013
Sen Sgt At Arms tells me he’ll limit police O.T. to emergencies. Hasn’t given merit/cola increases for 3 years to prep for this. So, no cuts— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) March 1, 2013