"They don't need to have an increase, they need to have a cut," Gosar said in an interview Thursday. "I'm a gardener so I understand, and I'd be happy to volunteer over there. But we all have to take a haircut, and these are things we have to look at and do."
Another vote will be held on a measure introduced by Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) that would renew the fight against compact fluorescent light bulbs. The amendment would ban Members from spending money from their office budgets on the bulbs.
The measure follows on the heels of a failed House vote earlier this month on a bill that would have reversed toughened energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs that are slated to take effect in January.
Another measure by Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will be voted on Friday. It would restore funding for a long-gone Congressional office, the Office of Technology Assessment, which from 1972 to 1995 provided reports on technological analyses of scientific and technological issues.
Finally, the House will vote on a bill that would prevent the House from spending money to stock its cafeterias with Styrofoam cups, the latest battle in the Democrats' war against the cups, which were phased in shortly after Republicans took control of the House.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.