Rep. Steven LaTourette (left) will express his displeasure with proposed cuts to Members' Representational Allowances.
She is followed closely by fellow San Francisco-area Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier and Anna Eshoo. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), New York Democratic Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, and Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), whom all would lose $100,000 or more.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who stands to give up $92,240, has been the most vociferous Democratic opponent of the cuts so far. The Illinois Democrat said he would likely have to fire two or three staffers or cut salaries.
"My legacy staff people, I now have to go to them and tell them they're now looking for a 10 to 13 percent cut in their pay," Jackson said. "I'm being told by this year's cuts and next year's cuts that my constituents deserve about 10 percent less representation."
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.