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The Nation

June 20, 1989

Federal judges and senior executive branch employees should get pay raises, House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) declared. "It may well be that they'll recommend that we phase out honorariums over a period of years with perhaps an increase over a period of years starting in the next Congress for members of Congress," Foley said at a political fund-raiser in New York. Foley's comments are the first indication that Congress is willing to reopen the politically volatile issue. The House in February, mindful of a public outcry, killed a 51% hike for judges, executives and legislators.

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