A US Congress amendment to slash Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s pay to $1

10:34 01.10.2023 •

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin goes to a press conference after the meeting of the 'Ukraine Defense Contact Group' at Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein, Germany, Sept.19, 2023
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The House passed an amendment proposed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene that would slash the salary of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to $1.

Republican lawmakers voted to cut Mr. Austin‘s salary from more than $221,000 annually because of their discontent with his job performance.

“I’m proud to let you know my amendment to FIRE Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin just passed on the House floor. Under his failed leadership, our military is being destroyed, and he doesn’t deserve to serve any longer,” Ms. Greene, Georgia Republican, posted on X. “This is the first time in the 118th Congress the Holman rule has been used to hold a Biden official accountable. It’s time for more.”

The rule allows amendments to appropriations bills that would reduce the salary of or fire specific federal employees, or cut specific programs.

Ms. Greene said in a video on social media that Mr. Austin deserved to be fired because of the botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and military recruitment being at an all-time low.


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