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Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) wants a raise.

By Amanda Terkel on January 30, 2007 at 1:25 pm

"Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) wants a raise."

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Backers of raising the minimum wage are blocking the annual congressional pay raise until 13 million working Americans also receive a raise. Blunt is objecting, saying the raise is “crucial for members of Congress who are not independently wealthy and must operate two households.” Members of Congress currently receive an annual salary of $165,200. The minimum wage is stuck at $5.15/hour.

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