The Presidency: Work Done


Aside from dealing with foreign relations, President Johnson last week:

> Sent to Congress a request for $853 million in federal pay raises—a 3% hike for civilian workers and a 4.8% raise for military men with more than two years' service. Included was a controversial request that Congress relinquish its traditional control over Government salary increases and turn it over to the executive branch. Under Johnson's plan, a ten-man commission would review top executive salaries (such as the Cabinet's) every four years and lower-echelon salaries every year. The commission would...

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