Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., has introduced an amendment which would stop proposed pay increases for members of Congress.

The amendment was introduced for H.R. 2740, which would provide a $4,500 pay increase to members of Congress, making their total salary $178,500.

Rank-and-file members of Congress receive $174,000 annually, while members of leadership receive more. The House speaker makes the highest salary at $223,500 while the majority and minority leaders receive $193,400.

“Congress has failed to pass a budget, failed to pass appropriations bills, repeatedly shut down the government, and allows our immigration and heath care systems to continue to deteriorate. Members of Congress don’t deserve a pay raise while failing to do their job as hard-working Americans show up to work every day, complete their work, and still live paycheck to paycheck,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick is calling on all of his colleagues to join him in supporting this amendment and saying Congress shouldn’t be putting more money in their pockets until they actually do their job.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick is serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 1st District which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He is a former FBI supervisory special agent and special assistant U.S. attorney, and is a certified public accountant and emergency medical technician. In the 116th Congress, Fitzpatrick is a member of the Foreign Affairs and Transportation and Infrastructure committees.