Congressional PAN members in the Chamber of Deputies approved an austerity plan to save 18.8 million dollars over the next year. The members are reducing their monthly salaries from 150,000 pesos ($11,295) to 136,000 pesos ($10,240). Other reductions include limiting the amount of cellular telephone bills, office equipment, transportation and other travel-related costs over the next three years by 50%.
PAN congresswoman Josefina VázquezMota said the moves are meant to demonstrate the party’s commitment to reducing spending and becoming more accountable. In addition, the group expects to present an initiative to reduce the number of Chamber of Deputies members from 500 to 400, and the number of senators from 128 to 96.
Estella Botello. “Diputados del PAN se bajan el sueldo y reducensusprestaciones.” La Cronica de Hoy August 29, 2009.
No name. “Diputados del PAN se bajan el sueldo, de 151 mil a 136 mil.” MilenioSeptember 12, 2009.