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A House hearing Wednesday entitled "Are Federal Workers Underpaid?" could be the first step in a new legislative assault on federal worker pay.
Republican House leaders and some conservative experts talked about the need to reduce the pay and benefits of government employees.
"Compensation of private-sector employees has not kept pace with that of federal employees," said Rep. Dennis Ross, the Florida Republican who chairs the House Oversight subcommittee conducting the hearing. "Our taxpayers can no longer be asked to foot the bill for these federal employees while watching their own salaries remain flat and their benefits erode."
Ross said he wants to gather information about "how best to address the growing pay disparity between the federal civilian and private sector workforce."