Welcome Visitor
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
163 members currently online.

Skelton concurs in 402-15 vote rejecting 2011 pay raise for Congress
Skelton concurs in 402-15 vote rejecting 2011 pay raise for Congress

Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2010) — Last night, Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) voted to eliminate the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for members of Congress in 2011.

“This year, many seniors, disabled veterans, and other retirees did not receive a cost-of-living increase. Congress should be no different. That is why I voted last night to eliminate a cost-of-living adjustment for members of Congress in 2011,” Skelton said while discussing his vote.

The bipartisan measure, H.R. 5146, was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 402 to 15. The bill must be approved by the Senate and signed by President Barack Obama before becoming law.

Under the 1989 Ethics Reform Act, pay adjustments for Congress are automatic, unless eliminated by vote, and based on changes in the Employment Cost Index (ECI). The ECI formula measures the rate of change in private sector wages and salaries. Last year, Congress voted to eliminate its cost-of-living adjustment for 2010.

Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at www.house.gov/skelton.

Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Twitter
Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Facebook

Click here to comment for local opinion

Printer-friendly format




Do you know someone else who would like to see this?
Your Email:
Their Email:
Comment:
(Will be included with e-mail)
Secret Code

In the box below, enter the Secret Code exactly as it appears above *


 


Most-viewed
recent articles

County's jail construction bid of $14.05 million isn't the lowest, competitor claims (4271 Views)
County boiler repair expected to run $60,000 (3807 Views)
Sunday rollover totals Fort Leonard Wood driver's vehicle in Camden County (783 Views)
Leadership Pulaski County graduates seventh class (629 Views)
Waynesville man's car totaled in Friday morning rollover (590 Views)
Waynesville, Richland keep schools open, most others close (587 Views)
Firefighters knock down blaze in Point Lookout Apartments (434 Views)
Waynesville and Crocker schools still open, most others closed Friday (278 Views)
Jorge Ramos met a real dictator, and realized Maduro is far worse than Trump (273 Views)
Our Missouri senator is also youngest in his chamber, but shares nothing else with Ocasio-Cortez (259 Views)