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Sanford Bishop says no to Congress pay raise

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WASHINGTON - Congress could face an unhappy electorate after President Obama signed an executive order last week.

The President gave members of Congress and other federal workers a pay raise.

Congressman Sanford Bishop says he'll decline the raise and urges his fellow lawmakers to do the same. Bishop joined Congressman John Barrow in urging the House leadership to bring legislation to the floor to stop the pay adjustment scheduled to start in March.

Bishop issued a statement saying it is inappropriate for members of Congress to receive a pay increase of any size while American families and taxpayers continue to face tough economic times.

Members of Congress make about $174,000 dollars a year.

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