U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta votes to continue pay freeze for Members of Congress and federal workers

(Washington, DC – February 1, 2012)    Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) voted in favor of H.R. 3835 this evening, which would extend the pay limit for Members of Congress and federal employees for another year.  Doing that would save taxpayers $26.2 billion dollars.  The House approved the bill in a vote of 309 to 117.

Guinta said afterward:

“Some of the very first votes I cast in Washington cut my own office’s budget by a total of 11.4%.  I’ve also voted to freeze my own pay and have co-sponsored legislation that would eliminate automatic pay raises for Members of Congress once and for all.

“With millions of Americans struggling to find a good-paying job, it’s only right that we in the House freeze our own pay and that of government workers, who statistically earn more in combined wages and benefits than their counterparts in the private sector.  Granite Staters can be assured I will continue fighting to change the status quo in Washington and vote for legislation that keeps the middle class first, not Members of Congress or bureaucrats.”