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Thursday, May 15, 2014

'If Our Military Has to Fly Coach Then so Should Congress,' says bill

A bipartisan group of Congressman has introduced a bill that would prohibit members of Congress and their staffs from using taxpayer money to fly first class.

The 'If Our Military Has to Fly Coach Then so Should Congress Act' would place the same restrictions on the legislative branch that are already on employees of the executive branch, a press release announcing the bill states.

It is sponsored by Democratic Reps. John Barrow and Raul Ruiz and Republican Reps. Walter Jones and Paul Gosar.

'As representatives of the American people, we in Congress have a responsibility to wisely use the people’s money,' Jones said in a statement. 'Members of the House and Senate should never secure their own luxury travel at taxpayer expense, but they especially should not do so when our nation is buried $17 trillion deep in debt.'



Anonymous said...

They should be forced to travel by bus, this way they would know how the common person has to live!

Anonymous said...

I thing they should have to fly coach just like the military and I think they should all have to have this Affordable Care Insurance that they are shoving down everyone's throat. They should have to use it and their families should have to use it. Why should they pass laws and policies that are only directed toward "us" and they are exempt from those same laws and policies.