Citing deficit, Obama to freeze federal worker pay

President Barack Obama makes an opening statement during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday July 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

November 29, 2010 8:08:48 AM PST
President Barack Obama will announce a two-year pay freeze for federal employees that the White House says is necessary to put the country on sound fiscal footing.