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Rep. Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Cut Congressional, White House Salaries

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)

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Washington, Mar 10, 2011 | comments
Rep. Herrera Beutler officially introduced her first bill as a Member of Congress today, the Savings Start With Us Act that will save taxpayers millions of dollars by cutting salaries of Members of Congress, the President and Vice President of the United States by 10%.

Rep. Herrera Beutler released the following statement:

"My friends and neighbors in Southwest Washington have been tightening their belts for years, and it’s time elected leaders in Washington, DC joined them,” said Herrera Beutler. “We’ve voted to reduce our massive deficit by billions in order to create a better environment for job creators – but we haven’t cut a dime from our own paychecks. The savings ought to start with us."
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