P.L. 111-165, To provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment in pay during fiscal year 2011 (3 comments ↓ | 3 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 5146 would provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment in pay during fiscal year 2011.

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  • There was no up-or-down vote in the House.

  • There was no up-or-down vote in the Senate.

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Daniel Klein

August 24, 2010, 3:52pm (report abuse)

Congress should only get half of the COLA increase that federal retirees get. Afer all, if my gross is only about $50,000 and theirs is $170,000 then that is only fair. They should also only get their raise when retirees get theirs. Not active empoyees, only retirees.

Dan Smith

November 15, 2010, 10:14am (report abuse)

Seems odd ? that Politicians think they are so valuable and are "entitled" to benefits that supersede pay that our servicemen receive by almost 300% If they are going to set the example start with on out of control President that blows more money then any one of us can even imagine.... Time for a real change and having all persons held accountable,,,, WE the PEOPLE are watching and will continue to watch,,, Healthcare provided for politicians and they are asking our servicemen and women to pay for their health insurance even if they were hurt in active duty,,,, How ridiculous !!!!!!

Talk about cutting Social Security,,slap the hands of both parties that have dipped into it and we don't need all the taxes they are wanting to add, matter of fact do it right and we will be able to withdraw some illegal taxes that they have put on the American people which are completely against the Constitution,,,,, GET OUT OF UN and DO AWAY WITH THE FEDERAL RESERVE


January 28, 2011, 5:02pm (report abuse)

I would like to see them live on what we live on in the real world.If they are public servants then they should do the job for very little money

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