Taylor supports blocking lawmaker pay raise
WASHINGTON — Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) supported legislation that blocked members of Congress from getting a pay raise.
Taylor is an original co-sponsor of HR 5156, the Stop the Congressional Pay Raise Act, which passed in the House of Representatives April 27 by a vote of 402 to 15.
This bill freezes salaries at their current level for 2011. This is the second year in a row that members have blocked the pay raise. In 2010 under the formula established in the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, members were originally scheduled to receive a pay raise of 2.1 percent. This adjustment was denied by Congress through a provision included in the FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. This bill included language that blocked the pay raise from taking effect.
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