WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will announce during his State of the Union Address on Wednesday that he's freezing the salaries of top White House officials, as well as other political appointees, senior administration officials told CNN on Tuesday.
As his administration continues to turn up the heat on Wall Street, the president also will announce that he's wiping out bonuses for all political appointees, according to the senior officials.
Fiscal discipline will be a major theme of the address, amid pressure to reign in ballooning federal spending, the officials said.
Senior officials have already said that Obama's address also will announce a freeze on all non-security federal discretionary spending for three years.
That refers to spending on an array of domestic programs - everything from agriculture to energy - that adds up to $447 billion of roughly $3.5 trillion in the federal budget.
The freeze would not apply to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or other entitlement programs.