Congressional Pay Cut? Arizona Democrat Suggests One to Nancy Pelosi

As the national debt climbs over $13.5 trillion, the unemployment rate hovers near 10 percent and Congress considers extending the Bush-era tax cuts, one House Democrat says it is time to lead by example, calling for a five percent cut to congressional salaries. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Arizona, introduced a bill, H.R. 4720, the Taking Responsibility for Congressional Pay Act, last March, but it has stalled in committee. On Thursday, Kirkpatrick wrote Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader...Full Story
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