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2006/12/7

Democratic Leaders: No Pay Raise For Congress Until Minimum Wage Increased

@ 08:50 PM (89 months, 24 days ago)

This is what real leadership and American values look like in the U.S. Congress...

The incoming Democratic leadership in both the House and Senate say they will block a pay raise for Congressional lawmakers until Congress passes an increase in the minimum wage.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader-Elect Harry Reid commented "It is unconscionable that members of congress would get yet another pay raise while the minimum wage has been stuck at $5.15 an hour for the last 10 years. Senator Reid intends to do all he can to ensure that Congress won't get a raise until working families do."

Democrats have put the GOP on notice that they will attempt to add the anti-pay raise measure to a bill that provides funding through February 2007 for most government agencies.

It's called sacrifice; something that the GOP knows nothing about.  For the past 12 years, the GOP-led Congress have been all about what is in their own interests to ensure their political viability.

The Democrats are demonstrating that, under their leadership, Congress will return to a people-first attitude.

Democrats Will Try to Block Pay Raise

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