You are setting fat and happy on the Public dole and most in no way deserve the lavish lifestyle you take from your EMPLOYERS>
I demand to know why ALL of you in Congress have not supported and voted for this bill! The majority of you do not need the outrageous pay you have greedily voted for yourselves.
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Thank you for getting in touch with me about salaries for members of Congress.
During these difficult economic times, I can understand your concerns about this important issue.
With this in mind, the Taking Responsibility for Congressional Pay Act would have reduce salaries for members of Congress by five percent beginning January 1, 2011. It was not voted on during the 111th Congress. Should similar legislation come before the Senate during the 112th Congress, I will be sure to keep your views in mind.
Otherwise, I certainly do not believe that members of Congress should be receiving any raises at this time. I supported legislation (S.620) to eliminate the automatic COLA increase for Members of Congress. S.620 passed the Senate in March 2009 and on April 28th, the House followed the Senate?s lead, unanimously voting to pass legislation that would block the annual cost of living increase to members.
Thank you again for getting in touch with me.
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