Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) officially introduced her first bill as a Member of Congress today 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%.
Herrera Beutler has stated her commitment to stopping overspending by Washington, DC that has amassed a $14 trillion national debt, and harmed job creation in Southwest Washington. While families in Southwest Washington's counties suffer under double-digit unemployment, Congress debates higher spending that will translate to more burdensome taxes on small businesses.
"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."