Senator Blumenthal Pushes To Stop Pay Raise For Congress

(Washington, DC) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) issued the following statement announcing his co-sponsorship of legislation to end scheduled automatic Congressional pay raises:

“While Connecticut families continue to struggle with the burden and uncertainty of unemployment or pay cuts, it is irresponsible for Congress to accept pay raises. At a time when all Americans are tightening their belts and making tough choices to make ends meet at home, Congress must do the same. I hope that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join me in supporting this bill to eliminate automatic pay raises for all members of Congress.”

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