Salazar asks Senate to drop efforts to raise his salary

05/24/2011 | Hill, The

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is requesting that senators drop a bill to raise his pay by $19,600. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., had said he would block the measure until Salazar accelerates permitting for deepwater projects. Vitter's proposal is equivalent to "attempted coercion," Salazar said.

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