Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Holds Election Night Event In New York City

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Three days after being Inaugurated as the Nation’s 45th President, Donald Trump has taken a bold step to freeze hiring of any Federal Workers except for the Military and Security Personnel.

Both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are outraged at Trump for the freeze as a way to reduce payrolls and keeping the size of Government down.

Virginia Democratic Representative Gerry Connolly called the freeze – “A Mindless Way to Manage.”

Representative Barbara Comstock, a Republican, said she does not support “this type of across-the-board freeze.”  She said “The federal budget cannot be balanced on the backs of our federal workforce.”

Democratic Senator Ben Cardin said:  “Such a freeze is inefficient, costly and counterproductive,”  He said “We cannot attract and maintain highly qualified personnel with such draconian steps that cut off the pipeline of fresh and experienced talent.”

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Democrat from Maryland, called Trump’s order a “knee-jerk decision” and “short-sighted.”

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