UPDATE 5/1: Unsurprisingly, yesterday the House Rules Committee rejected Moran’s amendment and stopped it from going to the House floor.
Jim Moran has been ridiculed and laughed at across the nation for his suggestion that Congress is underpaid. But The Washington Post reports he’s still at it – after his first proposal to provide a $2,800 raise was soundly rejected in a House committee, he’s now pushing for the proposal to be considered by the whole House. (If he succeeds in getting it to the floor, we can reasonably expect it to fail 434-1.)
Jim Moran: the definition of out of touch.
Rep. Moran trying again on housing stipend for Congress
By Eric Yoder || April 29 at 1:51 pm
When a House committee recently rejected Rep. Jim Moran’s idea to create a housing stipend for members of Congress, he suggested that he would try again. Now he is.
Moran (D-Va.) is making another attempt to attach his proposal to the annual spending bill covering Congress. He has asked the House Rules Committee to allow the full House to consider his plan when it votes on the bill later this week.
Moran proposes to create a $25 a day stipend, effective next year, which members could choose at their discretion if they maintain a primary residence more than 50 miles from the District. It would apply only to days Congress is in session, which he said would translate this year to about $2,800.