The bipartisan attempt to raise salaries for members of the House of Representatives is in doubt as GOP leaders are finding little support for what would be a difficult political vote, according to Republican sources.
House Democratic leaders have been preparing to move ahead with the move this week, but only if they received GOP support.
“This ought to be done in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told POLITICO on Monday night about the prospects of the proposal. “We’re working on it.”
House GOP leaders have begun counting votes in their caucus, but appeared short of the necessary support as of Monday night. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said last Thursday that he would back the pay raise, but he has not yet formally signed onto the idea — which Senate GOP leaders have already ruled out.