Congress Gives Self Raise in Monstrous Spending Bill – Increases Salaries by $12 Million
Trump announced Friday in a press conference he will sign the Pelosi-Ryan uniparty monstrosity of a spending bill.
$1.3 TRILLION and no border wall.
It gets worse-Congress gave themselves a nice bonus in this omnibus bill.
Conservatives are furious.
Congress gets to live high on the hog on the backs of hard working, taxpaying American citizens.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
The House and Senate increased their own budgets in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package.
The Senate increased its total salaries of officers and employees by $12.6 million in the 2,232-page bill that lawmakers had fewer than 48 hours to read and vote on. The bill avoids a government shutdown that would take place at midnight on Friday.[…]
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives increased its budget to $1.2 billion, which is $10.9 million above 2017 levels.
Salaries of staffers in the Senate are also set for an increase. Division I of the legislation breaks down the total salaries of officers and employees, which are being raised from $182 million in 2017 to $194.8 million in the final bill, an increase of $12.58 million.
The Senate also increased its expense account, as expense allowances are going from $177,000 to $192,000, an increase of $15,000.
The House, however, kept its budget for salaries the same at $22.3 million and lowered expenses by $4.4 million.
Committee offices got an increase of $22.9 million in salaries, from $181.5 million in 2017 to $204.4 million in the final bill.
Despite President Trump’s threat to veto this omnibus bill, he agreed to sign the Pelosi-Ryan bill which funds everything the Democrats asked for and more.
Pelosi, Schumer and the DC swamp are celebrating.
Trump also called on Congress to give him line item veto for all spending bills.