Rep. Matheson Donates Pay Raise to Charity

Rep. Matheson Donates Pay Raise to Charity

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ST. George (AP) -- One of Rep. Jim Matheson's biggest gripes is Congress taking a pay raise without specifically voting on it.

So Matheson is giving away his raise, more than $3,000, to a number of charities in southern Utah.

Matheson yesterday visited a children's justice center in Washington County to donate part of his raise.

He also dropped by KONY radio to give some money to a kids' drive and to a medical clinic run by volunteer doctors.

Matheson is giving away his raise from 2006.

Congress hasn't taken a raise yet for this year, but it plans to help itself to a $4,460 raise for the federal fiscal year that started last month.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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