Blog: Brown urges block of raises for Congress

News

Blog: Brown urges block of raises for Congress

The News Herald – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joined a group of 14 senators in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urging her to join the Senate in blocking the 2011 Cost of Living Adjustment for members of Congress.

“Ohio workers are more productive than ever, but too many are seeing their wages cut or their hours reduced,” Brown said in a news release. “As Ohioans work to rebound from this economic downturn, the last thing we in Washington should do is give ourselves a raise.”

Last Thursday, the Senate voted unanimously to block the automatic pay raise which would increase salaries by about $1,600.

Here is the essential text of the letter:

Read the whole article »