We got something of a terse note from Saxby Chambliss’ press secretary yesterday, with respect to the Congressional pay raise which we discussed here.
Here’s the email.
“Hello I wanted to share the attached information with you and the contributors to your blog.
The following floor statement offered by Senator Saxby Chambliss can be found on Page S11458 of the Congressional Record on October 18, 2005.
Chambliss voted against the Congressional Pay Raise he supports freezing the Congressional Pay Raise.
If you have additional questions on this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me using the information below.”
We assume that Senator Chambliss’ office has a specific problem with this quote from our post: “How many of Saxby Chambliss’ constituents would like an extra $258.33 a month? We know we would.”
And we would, you know. But, if you read our post carefully, you’ll note that we make mention of the fact that the leadership bundled the pay raise in with funding for the Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and some other stuff. Indeed, the bill’s official title is: “The Departments of Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2006”
In the end, you’ll be glad to know that Saxby found it in his heart to vote for the appropriations bill, with pay raise attached, so that the government could remain funded. And to be fair, he would have voted for the amendment which froze the pay raise, had he not been junketing around Georgia with the Secretary of Agriculture.