Tester introduces bill to stop automatic Congressional pay raises


by Mark Holyoak

WASHINGTON DC – Calling it a "matter of accountability," Senator Jon Tester introduced legislation to end automatic annual pay raises for members of Congress.
"Most folks don't have the luxury of automatic pay raises-and Congress ought to lead by example," said Tester.

Under current law, members of Congress automatically receive yearly cost-of-living pay increases unless members vote against it. Tester helped kill three automatic pay raises since taking office.

The Congressional Pay Raise Prevention Act is cosponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Senator John McCain of Arizona.