"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.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.