The House can't get a danged thing done legislatively but they can sure get up a bipartisan vote on giving themselves a pay raise. It would be the first in years because the economy was in the tank, but now that Trump has brought the economy back up the dims feel they need a raise? This is hilarious! House Democratic leaders postpone vote on part of spending bill over congressional pay raise House Democratic leaders have decided to withdraw part of a massive federal spending bill set for a vote later this week after an uproar over whether members of Congress might see their first pay raise in a decade. The bill as filed would restore a cost-of-living increase that was suspended amid a recession-battered economy. But lawmakers in both parties, sensitive to the optics of voting to raise their own pay from $174,000, publicly erupted over the issue. “We are delaying consideration of the Legislative Branch appropriations bill while we continue to discuss the issue of the cost-of-living adjustment,” said Mariel Saez, a spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.). Other portions of the bill, including funding for the military and for health and human services programs, will move forward.