Pelosi: I Think Congressional Pay Cut Undermines Dignity of the Job that We Have Rewarded

Nancy Pelosi(The Hill) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said yesterday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay of $174,900 because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs.

“I don’t think we should do it–I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I think its necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”

Nancy Pelosi’s comments were made in the context of the looming Obama Sequester which would force across-the-board-cuts that would affect most federal offices including Members of Congress pay–with lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing for ways to absorb them.

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