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Daily News-Miner: Begich, Murkowski oppose congressional pay raise

Alaska’s U.S. senators say they oppose an executive order that would give members of Congress a pay raise.

Sen. Mark Begich said on his Facebook page Sunday that the American people don’t get an automatic pay raise, and neither should members of Congress. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she supported the congressional pay freeze that has been in effect and will work to keep this raise from taking effect in 2013. In an interview Monday, she said she was “stunned” to learn of the executive order, and said she would ask President Barack Obama to rescind it.