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Dwight Adams, dwight.adams@indystar.com

Vice President Mike Pence says he could well now not web a $12,800 pay elevate he is poised to secure despite the government shutdown.

A pay freeze for prime govt officials is made up our minds to expire this weekend unless Congress acts to lengthen it. However Pence informed newshounds on the White Dwelling Friday that he is now not going to web it. 

Meanwhile, most federal workers will now not be gathering paychecks amid the partial govt shutdown. Honest days in the past President Donald Trump moreover signed an govt expose to freeze most federal workers’ pay at 2018 ranges after they commence receiving paychecks as soon as more.

White Dwelling spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the pay develop is an “useless byproduct of the shutdown.” 

“The Administration is responsive to the matter and we’re exploring alternate suggestions to forestall this from being conducted whereas some federal workers are furloughed,” Sanders said. “Congress can with out grief grab care of this by funding the government and securing our borders.”

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Pence and diversified prime officials have not got a pay elevate since 2010, when dilapidated President Barack Obama iced up pay for prime officials. Since then Congress has persevered the freeze.

If Congress does now not lengthen the pay freeze, Pence’s pay would regulate from $230,Seven-hundred to $243,500, what it would had been had the build got value-of-living changes.

The president’s salary is made up our minds at $400,000 and does now not secure an annual value-of-living salary develop. Trump, nonetheless, does now not web any pay, as promised for the length of his campaign.

In step with a United States Workplace of Personnel Administration memo, the pay freeze ends on the final day of the final pay duration that begins in calendar year 2018, or Jan. 5.

USAToday reporter Maureen Groppe contributed to this chronicle.

Name IndyStar Statehouse reporter Kaitlin Lange at 317-432-9270. Put collectively her on Twitter: @kaitlin_lange.

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