In a 228 to 191 vote on Thursday, the House approved the Republican-backed $3.5 trillion fiscal year 2013 budget plan, Government Executive reports.
Provisions under the plan include extending the federal pay freeze of civilian workers and reducing the government’s workforce by 10 percent through 2015.
If passed, federal employees would also have to provide more of their own funds for retirement benefits.
Overall, the measure aims to cut around $368 billion throughout the next decade, according to Government Executive.
The plan now moves to the Democratic-controlled Senate.
The measure is not expected to pass in the Senate, Government Executive reported.