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House Democrats Back Off Proposed Pay Raise For Congress, Ocasio-Cortez Complains
 
By Rusty   June 11, 2019 3:49PM

House Democrats backed away from a proposed pay raise for members of Congress due to optics, while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained that the amount wasn’t really that big of a deal.

As the Political Insider reported last week, spending leaders in the House were voicing support for 2020 funding bills that would no longer block cost-of-living adjustments which had been frozen since 2009. Congressional salaries were held at $174,000 annually at the time.

Democrats described the possible $4,500 raises as “modest” and suggested there was “bi-partisan support” for Congress to reward themselves.

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/house-democrats-back-off-proposed-pay-raise-for-congress-ocasio-cortez-complains/?utm_campaign=TPINews06112019breaking2&utm_source=criticalimpact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=4371d3fdbb69c3b8a6473c7b9fa19141&source=CI
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"Like you know, it is like, so not a pay raise"

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"Like you know, it is like, so not a pay raise"

No, it's a "cost of living adjustment".   :rolling:
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