BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – The House approved a measure that would slash Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s taxpayer-funded government salary from $221,400 to just $1.
The bill — which was introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. — was passed via voice vote as an amendment to the 2024 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, the standalone funding bill for the General Services Administration, Securities and Exchange Commission and other related agencies.
“I’m proud to announce my amendment to FIRE Pete Buttigieg just PASSED the House. Pothole Pete staged fake bike rides to the White House and used private planes funded by taxpayers to receive awards for the way certain people have sex,” Greene said in a social media post Tuesday. “American taxpayers should not be on the hook for paying for his lavish trips or his salary.”
“What the House did to Pete Buttigieg was deplorable,” President Biden said at a press conference. “They reduced his salary to just $1, but I am confident with my legal team, we can have that amount doubled within 60 days.”