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H.R. 3260: No Raise for Congress Act

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Should members of Congress get an automatic annual pay increase, as the law currently prescribes, or should the law be changed?


Since 1989, House and Senate members are supposed to receive an automatic annual pay increase approximately adjusted for inflation. However, that bump doesn’t go into effect if Congress votes in a specific year to override and keep their own salaries unchanged.

Since 2009, Congress has done just that: overriding the scheduled increases to keep its pay level every single year. That was likely due to the institution’s record low approval ratings and a recognition of the corresponding public backlash a pay increase could create during a massive recession.

2019 potentially seemed different. House leadership from both parties recently agreed to a small pay raise of 2 ...

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Anthony Brindisi

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jun 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 13, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 13, 2019

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H.R. 3260 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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