Latta Reintroduces No Vote, No Raise Act
Legislation eliminates automatic pay raises for Members of Congress
Washington, January 10, 2023 | Claire Hurley (202-225-6405)
Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) reintroduced the No Vote, No Raise Act to eliminate automatic pay raises for Members of Congress.
“As Members of Congress, our top priority should be serving the people who elected us, not lining our pockets by increasing our paychecks,” Latta said. “The No Vote, No Raise Act is simple; the bill removes automatic pay raises for Members, which is allowed under current law. If Members wish to increase their pay, it should be completed through a recorded process to ensure every Member’s vote is public and on record.”
Under current law, Members of Congress would receive automatic annual salary adjustments unless stopped by Congressional legislation. Members have voted to freeze Congressional pay in each of the last thirteen years and have not received an increase since 2009. However, because the pay increases are automatic, Members of Congress can receive a raise without having to go on record to vote for it.