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House Democrats on Monday evening abruptly halted an effort to increase congressional pay for the first time since 2009, saying the proposal would be reviewed carefully after several freshmen Democrats made overt efforts to block it. Members of Congress generally make $174,000 per year, with senior leaders earning more, and no cost-of-living adjustments have been made in the past nine years. However, vulnerable swing-state Democrats, concerned how the proposed $4,500 pay hike would look if it didn't also have Republican support, had signed onto amendments rejecting the measure.
"It’s not even like a raise," Ocasio-Cortez said. She called opposition to the pay increase "superficial. ... This is why there's so much pressure to turn to lobbying firms and to cash in on member service after people leave, because precisely of this issue." Ocasio-Cortez added that both members of Congress and people making minimum wage deserve more money.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: network dude
I agree with AOC, "people making minimum wage deserve more money." What really needs to be done is "part-time" workers need to be only 20 hours not 30. The US is very anti-worker. All the laws are in the corporations favor.
So, AOC goes from bartender to 174 k a year with all the perks and it's still not enough for the little Socalist.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: dfnj2015
If you don't wanna make minimum wage have a little more than minimum skills.
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: CriticalStinker
like a report card. I like that a lot.
What laws have not been written that need to be written?