Appropriations Chairman Piles On to Moran’s ‘Underpaid’ Remarks (Video)

Posted April 11, 2014 at 4:18pm

Turns out not even the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee can avoid weighing in on whether members are “underpaid. ”  

At an appropriations markup Wednesday, Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., laid into Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va., after Moran’s amendment to raise each member’s pay by $2,800 was rejected by voice vote.  

The issue of member pay has created a rift on Capitol Hill of whether members are “underpaid” or out of touch .