Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

McCaul, Sinema Introduce No Raise for Congress Act

Jan 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) introduced the No Raise for Congress Act today to end automatic pay increases for members of Congress.

Congressman McCaul: “Our national debt ridiculously exceeds $19 trillion and yet families are still struggling to make ends meet.  Hardworking Texans don’t receive automatic pay raises and Congress certainly shouldn’t either.  Congress needs to take their responsibility as lawmakers seriously, and this bill is a commonsense step in that direction to restore smart government. We must stop running up the credit cards and do the people’s work.”

Congresswoman Sinema: “Congress doesn’t deserve a raise, especially when so many Arizona families struggle to make ends meet.  Ending automatic pay raises for members of Congress is a commonsense solution that cuts wasteful spending and puts hard-working Arizona families first.”

The No Raise for Congress Act amends current law to permanently eliminate automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress.  The current prohibition on member pay adjustments expires in April, unless Congress takes further action.