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Dem congressman: $174,000 a year not enough; Congress needs a pay raise

Posted by on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 @ 6:00 pm.

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by dailycaller staff

04/04/2014

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Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is taking up the cause of underpaid members of Congress, saying their six-figure salaries are insufficient to cover the cost of living in Washington, D.C.

“I think that the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told Roll Call. “And you know, I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world, and a lot of members can’t even afford to live decently when they’re at their job in Washington.”

The current salary for a member of Congress is $174,000 a year. Moran noted that members’ pay has been frozen at that level for the past three years, and Congress plans to extend a fourth year.

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