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AOC complains after House tables congressional pay hike

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The freshman lawmaker is pushing for a raise come January

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Democratic socialist firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) isn't giving up on the prospect of giving herself a raise after her first year on the job, ramping up her defense of a controversial cost-of-living adjustment for members of Congress that was tabled this week after public backlash.

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Last week, House Democrats announced a proposed 2.6 percent raise for federal lawmakers, claiming there was wide bi-partisan support for the initiative after a 10-year pause of the automatic annual bump promised by law.

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