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Here’s How Lawmakers’ Plan To Give Themselves A Raise Totally Backfired

UNITED STATES - APRIL 15: From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, sing the National Anthem during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor the to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders in the Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall, April 15, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 15: From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.,... UNITED STATES - APRIL 15: From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, sing the National Anthem during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders in the Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall, April 15, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) MORE LESS
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June 11, 2019 1:16 pm

Last Wednesday, those of us on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s press list received an email with a far-from-out-of-the-ordinary subject line: “socialist Dems: where’s my pay raise?”

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