83°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
85°
72°
80%
Wed
84°
71°
60%
Thu
85°
71°
60%
Follow our weather team on social media

Bid to boost congressional pay falls short

1 year ago April 09, 2014 Apr 9, 2014 Wednesday, April 09 2014 Wednesday, April 09, 2014 6:34:35 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON- A congressman who's about to retire lost his bid to get members a small pay raise to help with their living expenses.

Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia wanted $25 a day as a replacement for a cost of living increase that would be denied to lawmakers under legislation to be voted on in the House later this spring.

Members of Congress have voted five consecutive years to deny themselves a pay raise.

They make $174,000 a year. Moran complains Congress is at risk of becoming a job for the wealthy if members don't get a raise.

He's retiring after 12-terms. The House Appropriations Committee rejected Moran's bid by a voice vote.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
T-Storms
84°
73°
Tue
T-Storms
85°
72°
Wed
Scattered T-Storms
84°
71°
Thu
Scattered T-Storms
85°
71°
Fri
Scattered T-Storms
85°
71°