Cut Congressional Pay by 3.1% says Congressman

Florida Congressman proposes to cut Congressional pay in response to 3.1% federal employee pay raise

Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) is introducing a bill to cut congressional pay by 3.1 percent.

The bill is a response to give Federal employees a 3.1 percent pay raise. In a press release. Congressman Miller says “Let’s start with cutting the pay of members of Congress.”

“Federal employees work for the CIA, the Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation. This sends them the wrong message” says Miller who was unhappy about not giving feds a larger raise.

Miller has previously attempted to block the automatic pay increase for members of Congress. That obviously didn’t work and we doubt his new bill will win much support either. But it does make for a good press release and is popular in a district with a lot of federal employees including Eglin AFB and Pensacola Naval Air Station.

His proposed legislation will be introduced on the first day of the 108th Congress in January.

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