A 203-year-old amendment

It's your call

May 11, 1992

In 1789, Maryland was the first state to ratify a constitutional amendment to restrain congressional salaries. Last week, Michigan became the 38th and last state required to ratify it. The amendment, which had no deadline attached, would bar Congress from giving itself a midterm raise, meaning that a pay increase would not be effective until after the next election.

The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Is the amendment valid after all this time? Should Congress be allowed to give itself a pay raise in the middle of a term?

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight.

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