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Prijten says he’ll cut congressional salary by $60k

11th district Republican says congressmen should make the median income of their district

By David Wildstein, April 05 2019 7:13 am

New Jersey’s newest congressional candidate wants a pay cut.

Rainier Prijten, a Republican who has entered the race to challenge freshman Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) in 2020, said he would  take a $60,000 pay cut — “phased in,” he says.

“A member of Congress should not make more than the average income of the district he/she represents,” said Prijten, a former Morgan Stanley vice president.

He says New Jersey’s 11th district has an average annual income of $112,000.  Congressman make $174,000-per-year.

“I admire my opponent’s decision not to get paid during a government shut down, but she still gets paid 60K more than the median income of her district when the government is not shut down,” Prijten said.  “We must stop it.”

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One thought on “Prijten says he’ll cut congressional salary by $60k

  1. Uhm maybe the gentleman would also propose that no CEO of any corporation will make more than the average worker at their respective corporations, why even his own salary at Pricewaterhouse?

    Which of course he does not view as the socialism of a different sort he rails against.


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