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(Washington Examiner) — D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has asked the D.C. Council to pass a bill that would raise the annual salary cap for top administration officials by $100,000. The mayor’s request comes amid council hearings into his hiring decisions that have, in part, focused on the higher than legal salaries handed out to high-ranking members of his administration. ”I don’t think this was a nefarious move,” Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh told The Washington Examiner following a hearing on the bill. “But somebody is tone deaf.” During Friday’s hearing, Cheh said, “for the bill to anywhere, it has to go through this committee. There’s no way the part of the bill that sets up high compensation is making it out of this committee.” In other words, Cheh said, “the bill is, how do they say? DOA.”