Matheson seeks to halt automatic pay hikes

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Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, introduced a bill Wednesday that would eliminate automatic annual pay raises for members of Congress. That comes a day after the Senate quietly passed an identical bill.

Matheson for years has pushed Congress to vote on pay raises, and personally donated his annual raises to charity. He had little success in halting raises until this year, when congressional leaders amended an omnibus appropriations bill to dump any automatic pay raise in 2010 amid the current recession.

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