Citing Deficit, Obama to Freeze Pay for Federal Workers Except Military

BY News Desk  November 29, 2010 at 11:36 AM EDT

President Obama on Monday afternoon announced a two-year pay freeze for civilian federal employees but not military personnel, saying the move was needed to help bring the $1.3 trillion budget deficit under control.

The White House says the freeze would save $5 billion over two years. By delaying wage increases, the freeze would save $28 billion over the next five years. Watch his remarks: