Senate pay


The United States Senate has voted itself a $23,200 pay raise in exchange for banning the thousands of dollars in outside speaking fees that most members pocket each year. Almost certain to become law, the raise would close the gap between the $101,900 that senators now pay themselves and the $125,100 paid to the 435 members of the House.

The Evening Sun wants to know whether you approve of the pay raise for the senators.

The call is local and must be made from a tone phone. The SUNDIAL number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions from the announcer. Call with your opinion between 10 a.m. today and midnight Sunday. The results will be published Monday.

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