The Cost Savings Enhancement Act is supported by Citizens Against Government Waste and Americans for Prosperity. In a letter from last week, the latter group said the bill creates an employee suggestion program under which federal workers would get as much as $10,000 if their suggestions for trimming are adopted.

In their own letter to members of Congress, Citizens Against Government Waste said the bill would give federal employees 1 percent of the savings realized, up to $10,000.

Paul's bill was introduced a day before the Obama administration proposed its fiscal 2013 budget.