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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 11:42 PM
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Senate approves bill to skip pay raise for Congress in 2011
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Source: Associated Press

The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would deny members of Congress a built-in pay raise next year.

Senators and members of the House make $174,000 a year. They receive an automatic cost-of-living pay hike unless they pass legislation to block it -- as they did last year.

The Senate passed the measure, which would deny lawmakers an automatic pay raise of about $1,600 next year, unanimously without a roll-call vote.

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  -Senate approves bill to skip pay raise for Congress in 2011 alp227  Apr-22-10 11:42 PM   #0 
  - Coulda paid themselves in livestock...  saltpoint   Apr-22-10 11:43 PM   #1 
  - Kinda surprised it was unanimous.  Cha   Apr-22-10 11:48 PM   #2 
  - A small sacrifice, but credit where credit is due. nt  anigbrowl   Apr-22-10 11:49 PM   #3 
  - I credit them with wanting re-election more than they want a tiny COLA increase.  No Elephants   Apr-25-10 03:34 AM   #16 
  - If the post office would let us, I would send 'em a chicken!  Sancho   Apr-23-10 03:23 AM   #4 
  - No shortage of chickens in the Senate.  No Elephants   Apr-25-10 03:48 AM   #17 
  - good  ensho   Apr-23-10 09:54 AM   #5 
  - wow how big of them.  bdamomma   Apr-23-10 02:41 PM   #6 
  - I'd be more impressed  Abq_Sarah   Apr-23-10 03:07 PM   #7 
  - Senate approves bill to skip pay raise for Congress in 2011  Robb   Apr-23-10 07:03 PM   #8 
  - Good, they should.  Synicus Maximus   Apr-23-10 07:03 PM   #9 
  - Best news of the day. . .maybe best knew of the month!  MindandSoul   Apr-23-10 07:03 PM   #10 
  - Why  classysassy   Apr-24-10 01:11 AM   #12 
  - k  defendandprotect   Apr-23-10 07:49 PM   #11 
  - So they'll have to scrape by on 3 1/2 times the avg. household income?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Apr-24-10 08:23 AM   #13 
  - Well, they do work three days a week. True, they don't do hard labor, or even  No Elephants   Apr-25-10 03:04 AM   #14 
  - They fear Social Security recipients. ( A high percentage of old folks votes..)  No Elephants   Apr-25-10 03:10 AM   #15 
  - Sounds good, but if we paid them a lot more, would they be less reliant on "contributions" from  pampango   Apr-25-10 05:31 AM   #18 

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