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Top Trump officials will no longer receive scheduled pay raise

Vice President Mike Pence stands behind President Trump.
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Top Trump Cabinet and administration officials will no longer be receiving a previously planned pay raise, as the government shutdown enters its third week.

Details: The original $10,000 pay hikes were a consequence of the shutdown, as an existing freeze on raises for top federal executives expired when Congress failed to pass a spending bill in December. Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, said in a memo on Friday, however, that it would be "prudent for agencies to continue to pay these senior political officials at the frozen rate until appropriations legislation is enacted."