Tribune Editorial: Congress should halt pay raise plan
There is a growing movement in the U.S House to end automatic congressional pay increases. It is a good idea to consider in our current economic situation.
The Stop the Congressional Pay Raise Act was introduced earlier this month. The bill would halt the scheduled pay increase in 2010.
House members receive a cost of living adjustment each year. In 2009, this cost of living adjustment resulted in a $4,700 pay increase for members of Congress.