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Louisiana congressional delegation reacts to being 'underpaid'

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago April 04, 2014 Apr 4, 2014 Friday, April 04 2014 April 04, 2014 9:49 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

WASHINGTON- Members of Louisiana's delegation to the nation's capitol do not support one member of Congress who suggested leaders there are underpaid.

"I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid," Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said. Moran feels the $174,000 salary is too low for what it costs to live in D.C.

"A lot of members can't even afford to live decently in Washington," he told a reporter.

"The people who are underpaid are the working men an women in Louisiana," Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) said in response to the Moran's comments.

"[They] are struggling to make ends meet under President Obama's economy," he added.

Senator David Vitter basically called the pay issue nonsense.

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