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August 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Senate gave final congressional approval Friday to a $23,200 pay raise for itself. President Bush was expected to sign the measure. The increase was approved on a voice vote as part of a $2.3-billion spending bill for the legislative branch of government. The House approved the bill on Wednesday. Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Wyche Fowler Jr. (D-Ga.), Brock Adams (D-Wash.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) asked to be recorded as voting "no" on the bill. All are up for reelection next year.
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August 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
The House on a voice vote Wednesday passed a $23,200 pay raise for the Senate in a bill that would also virtually eliminate public disclosure of gifts that lawmakers take from lobbyists and others. Final Senate action to send the bill to President Bush was expected soon. The raise would bring Senate salaries to the same $125,100 that House members have been paid since Jan. 1.
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June 15, 1988 | Associated Press
The House voted Tuesday to exempt members of Congress and other top government officials from a 4% federal pay raise it had approved to take effect next January. The pay increase was included in a $16.1-billion spending bill for the Treasury, Postal Service and other government agencies for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The bill was approved, 301 to 96, after the pay increase for top-level officials was stripped out on a 230-170 vote.
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December 13, 1988 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
A high-level presidential commission is expected to recommend today that American taxpayers finance a huge pay increase of as much as 50% for members of Congress, federal judges and top Administration officials, including the President.
NEWS
February 8, 1989 | United Press International
These are the Senate and House members who voted against a resolution to disapprove the pay increase. A vote against the measure to kill the raise was seen as a vote for the plan: Senators supporting the pay raise: Dodd (D-Conn.), Jeffords (R-Vt.), Kennedy (D-Mass.), Matsunaga (D-Hawaii), Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Stevens (R-Alaska).
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February 8, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
"We face reality here today," Rep. Vic Fazio said Tuesday as his colleagues prepared to demolish the controversial pay hike plan in an avalanche of "nay" votes. "We're doing what has become inevitable." At a tactical level, the Sacramento Democrat, who led the fight on behalf of the raise, may have been right: The attempt to give members of Congress, federal judges and some other high federal officials huge pay increases through parliamentary sleight-of-hand led to political disaster.
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