REPORT: GOP leader, Ocasio-Cortez give boost to lawmaker pay hike

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BY TEAM DML / JUNE 12, 2019 /

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Lawmakers say that any effort to give members of Congress a raise won’t pass unless both parties agree not to use the issue as a campaign weapon.

While no such agreement has been ironed out, there is a chance that there will be a bipartisan deal struck at some point this year.

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The effort got a significant boost Tuesday when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) offered support for a pay bump, saying he doesn’t want Congress to be a place where only the wealthy can afford to serve.

Freshman progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, forcefully made a case to her nearly 4.5 million Twitter followers, defending giving members of Congress the cost-of-living adjustment.

That came after House Democratic leaders pulled a spending bill from the floor on Monday that would allow lawmakers to get a pay raise for the first time in a decade.

At a press conference, McCarthy acknowledged the political sensitivity of a congressional raise but said it’s something legislators should consider.

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  1. Douglas Schmitt June 12th, 2019 at 7:46 am

    They need to start doing their jobs before they think about a pay raise. They do nothing now for the money they get


  2. Lynn Elizabeth June 12th, 2019 at 7:58 am

    This is absolutely appalling to me. How about if the American taxpayers decide if a raise is warranted since we pay their salaries! They have gotten nothing accomplished except name calling, fighting, spending our money on a witch hunt that they refuse to end. I could live quite well on $174,000 a year. None of them have earned a raise especially the barmaid turned loudmouth!


  3. The Real Steve June 12th, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Oh,so they can work together for a raise but not for the nation.Start earning the money you are stealing from the taxpayers


  4. Susan Steenson June 12th, 2019 at 10:21 am

    No raise ! No work … no raise !


  5. Karen June 12th, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    You people can’t even do your jobs you sure as heck shouldn’t get paid more for sitting on your butts


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