Bush-Pay Raises

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

President Bush has signed an executive order giving a pay raise to federal workers, members of Congress, judges -- even Vice President Cheney.

Congress passed the pay raises earlier this year, but Bush was required to sign an executive order detailing the pay hikes before the end of the year.

His 400-thousand-dollar salary is not affected by the legislation.

The cost-of-living raise lifts salaries for members of the House and Senate by one-point-nine percent. They'll earn 165-thousand-200 dollars in 2006.

Most civilian white-collar civil servants will gain at least a two-point-one percent overall average pay increase. Uniformed military personnel will get a three-point-one percent increase in basic pay next year.

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