Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) voted this week for a bipartisan measure to cut office budgets for members of the House of Representatives by 5%.
The legislation is expected to reduce spending for office expenses by $35 million this year.
"Tackling the debt is a critical issue facing our country, and we have to take this challenge more seriously than ever before," McNerney said in a press release. "We'll face tough decisions in the coming weeks, months, and years, and it's appropriate that Congress demonstrate its commitment to fiscal responsibility by reducing its operating budget."
The resolution to cut Congressional office budgets passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 410-13.
"I was proud to join a bipartisan group of my colleagues and vote for a 5% cut in Congressional office budgets," he said.
McNerney's office said that the congressman, during his first two terms in office, "consistently opposed pay raises for members of Congress and voted against increases to Congressional office budgets."