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From Quad Cities Online:
Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, in 2012 said she would take a 10 percent pay cut in her $174,000 salary as a congresswoman but never followed through on the commitment.In other words, she went back on her word. Or she lied.
In an editorial board interview with The Chicago Tribune before she was elected Rep. Bustos was asked if she would voluntarily give up 10 percent of her pay.
She said she would support a vote to cut pay for members of Congress. The interviewer followed up by asking, "You would do it regardless of how the vote turns out?" Rep. Bustos replied, "Yes."
On Wednesday, Rep. Bustos' campaign manager Jeremy Jansen said that she "misspoke" in her response to the question.
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