With a scheduled pay increase on the horizon, members of the House of Representatives have proposed another freeze on congressional salaries. The automatic cost-of-living bump would have raised lawmakers’ salaries by 1.6 percent, totaling an additional $2,800 a year.
On his first full day in office, President Barack Obama set to work on the top issues facing his administration including the economy and the war in Iraq and signed an executive order on ethics for White House employees. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading