Obama Signs Bill to Block Congress from Getting a RaiseMay 14, 2010 - by Donny Shaw
Under the 1946 Legislative Reorganization Act every member of Congress is automatically granted an annual “cost of living adjustment” (a.k.a. a pay raise) of about $1,500. Senators and Representtaives are currently paid $174,000 per year. 2011 will be the second year in a row that Congress has voted to deny themselves the raise.
The bill passed through the Senate by unanimous consent. The House passed it in April by a vote 402-15. You can see the 15 Representatives who voted no at this link.