06292017CM0261RSSPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois General Assembly will not receive a scheduled pay increase this year thanks to a new law supported by Villa Park Democrat, Tom Cullerton.

Cullerton supported House Bill 3342, which stops automatic increase in mileage reimbursements and per diem rates, which passed on Wednesday.

“Public service means sharing the sacrifices to protect the needs of DuPage County residents,” Cullerton said. “The commonsense measure will direct state dollars where they are needed the most.”

Cullerton voted to cut his pay every year he has been in the General Assembly. 

House Bill 3342 freezes the Illinois General Assembly's mileage reimbursement and per diem rates for the upcoming year.

Cullerton also refused to accept a pension from the state general assembly pension system.

“I’m here to represent the people of the 23rd Senate District. As communities across our district suffer from high property tax bills, legislators should not be collecting a pay increase on the backs of hard-working families,” Cullerton said. “This measure will help ensure vital programs such as meals on wheels and veterans programs are funded properly.”

House Bill 3342 passed the Senate with bipartisan support and now heads to the House for consideration.

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