Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.) sent a letter Wednesday to members of the conference committee requesting them to spare federal workers from a longer pay freeze than is already in place.
Ali Ahmad, a spokesman for Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), said, "It's not surprising that House Democrats would, yet again, object to any effort to achieve savings for taxpayers from federal workforce reforms."
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.