Local September 1, 2016 | 8:03 am

Chamber of Deputies president denies wage raise for lawmakers

Santo Domingo.- Thepresident of the Chamber of Deputies Lucía Medina denied reports published inthe media on Wednesday that claimed that the country’s lawmakers had awardedthemselves generous salary increases.

She said that this wouldnot happen in the Congress as long as she presides the lower chamber during this legislativeterm.

“The Constitution of theRepublic forbids me from doing this, if it had to be done it was not done,therefore I didn’t do it and I don’t plan to,” stated the legislator.

She made the statement inthe first session of the Chamber of Deputies during this legislature, inresponse to a report published in one national newspaper that congress membershad received a salary increase.

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