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National Briefing / Washington, D.c.

Congress to waive pay raise

February 26, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Wary of angering constituents during the recession, members of Congress will turn down the automatic pay raise they are due next year.

Rank-and-file members of the House and Senate now get $174,000 a year.

Leaders get somewhat more; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) receives $223,500.

The move does not affect the $4,700 cost of living adjustment that senators and representatives received Jan. 1.

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