MIL-OSI USA: Sorensen Joins Call to Block Pay Raises for Members of Congress

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17)

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) is joining Congresswoman Angie Craig (MN-02) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) in a new effort to block Members of Congress from receiving a pay raise in upcoming government funding legislation. 

In a letter, Sorensen and his colleagues urged congressional leaders to focus on lowering costs for working families instead of giving themselves a pay raise. The group requested that any upcoming government funding legislation include language to prohibit a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Members.   

“Now is the time to focus on bipartisan solutions which invest in hardworking Americans. We need to enact legislation that focuses on the issues our constituents are facing – rising costs at the grocery store and pump, addressing security at the Southern border and ensuring economic opportunity for farmers and small businesses in our districts,” the Members wrote. “Americans deserve to know that their Members of Congress are fighting for them, to lower costs for working families – not to increase our own paychecks.”

A read the entire letter, click here.

Congressman Eric Sorensen serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Prior to serving in Congress, Sorensen was a local meteorologist in Rockford and the Quad Cities for nearly 20 years. His district includes Illinois’ Quad Cities, Rockford, Peoria, and Bloomington-Normal.