What Part of "You Will Pimp My Pay to $168K" Did You Not Understand?

Granted, it would have been difficult to understand where each of your congressional representatives stood on raising their own pay a couple weeks back because ... ummm ... well ... apparently, so many of them simply didn't want you to bother with such minutia.

Gettin' All Procedural On Us.

In order to have an up or down vote on their salary increases, members would have first had to vote "no" on this Previous Question.  And with a defeat of the Previous Question, Utah Congressman Jim Matheson would have then been able to offer an amendment suspending Congress's automatic pay increases - an amendment, btw, that Congressman Matheson has introduced for the past six years.

Needless to say, I cannot show you how each of your members voted specifically on their individual pay raises, but what I can show you is the very short list of members who were at least open to Matheson's proposition for greater transparency.

The rest, well, they weren't.  They went straight for our jugulars, including but certainly not limited to this week's dude of question.

Bishop, Timothy, New York, 1st; Dem
Fossella, Vito, New York, 13th; Rep
Higgins, Brian, New York, 27th; Dem
Kelly, Sue, New York, 19th; Rep
Kuhl Jr., John R. "Randy", New York, 29th; Rep
Maloney, Carolyn, New York, 14th; Dem
Towns, Edolphus, New York, 10th; Dem