Paul, Mitchell Fight Again to Block Pay Raise PDF Print E-mail
For Immediate Release December 10, 2009
Paul, Mitchell Fight Again to Block Pay Raise

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ron Paul and Congressman Harry Mitchell are again joining forces to stop the increase in pay that Members of Congress automatically get every year unless it is voted down.   To this end, they have introduced H.R. 4255, the Stop the Automatic Pay Raise for Members of Congress in FY2011.  A “Dear Colleague” letter was sent out today inviting other Members to sign on as cosponsors of the bill.

Their efforts to stop the pay raise for 2010 was successful earlier this year.  It is their strong belief that with high unemployment and the economic turmoil the nation continues to face, it is absolutely inappropriate for Members of Congress to raise their own pay.

“We Members of Congress should not be padding our pocketbooks when our constituents are still tightening their belts and losing their jobs,” stated Congressman Paul.