Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Schwarz opposed pay raise

U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz can't be accused to at least trying to rein in spending during his first term in Congress.
Schwarz, R-Battle Creek, joined 92 fellow House Republican and 72 House Democrats who tried to block an automatic 2 percent or $3,300 pay raise.
Their efforts were not enough to match the 130 Republicans and 119 Democrats that voted for a raise, including Rep. Dave Camp of Midland, the Midland Daily News reported.
As part of an ethics reform bill in 1989, Congress gives itself annual cost-of-living pay increases unless the lawmakers vote otherwise, the Chicago Tribune reported today.

While Congress gives itself a raise, the national deficit is a little over $8.3 trillion.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for him!

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, the last time Walberg had a chance to do the same thing in Lansing, he skipped the vote!!

11:48 AM  

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