U.S. Rep. Ron Kind today voted to freeze pay for Members of Congress through 2013.
"Too many people are looking for work and too many middle class families are struggling to pay their bills right now," said Rep. Kind. "Members of Congress should not be getting a pay raise."
Rep. Kind has repeatedly voted for a Member pay freeze and for years opposed the automatic cost of living increase for Members of Congress. A fiscal hawk, he gives back a portion of his office budget to pay down the deficit each year, for a total of over $1.2 million since he first took office, and continues to lead the effort for earmark reform, forgoing requests since 2008 and introducing multiple forms of legislation to reform the process.
"We need to put the partisanship aside get to work - and show the American people that we are serious about getting this economy back on track and creating good paying jobs again," said Kind.