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Congress Gets A Pay Raise. Do They Deserve It?

December 23, 2008
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Under existing law, as part of a deal to give up outside income from speeches and other sources, Congress receives an automatic pay raise unless it votes otherwise. In January, Congress will receive a raise of $4,700, this will increase the average Member’s pay to about $174,000, or a 2.8 percent increase.

Does Congress deserve a raise this year? A bill was introduced to reject the pay increase, but it died in committee. Tell Congress what you think.

Congress Should Accept the Pay Raise

Congress Should Reject the Pay Raise

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