President Obama wants to freeze federal pay for the next two years. The proposal requires congressional approval. With an estimated 380,000 federal workers populating the D.C. region, the freeze could result in an annual loss of almost $750 million to the region's $410 billion economy.
For the average federal worker, it would result in about $20 to $30 fewer per week than what would have been recieved under an earlier proposal for a 1.4 percent pay hike.
Some federal workers have said they understand the need for the freeze. Others say federal employees are being singled out unfairly.
The new rules create a long-awaited regulatory framework for what has become a popular and industry made up of over 150 food trucks.
Thirteen first-time Democratic candidates said yesterday that they hoped to unseat Northern Virginia Republicans as part of a plan to get closer to a majority in the House of Delegates.