The one thing most Americans can agree on is that members of Congress do not need a pay raise. But that didn't stop one Democrat lawmaker from stating his case.

At a hearing regarding the 2016 Legislative Branch appropriations bill yesterday, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) said that his salary of $174,000 a year simply isn't enough to live on in Washington, D.C.

"It’s kind of a sad state of affairs that we are entering the seventh year of Congress not receiving a raise," Hastings said.

"In order for us to get a raise, we have to go to the public and prove that we deserve it. Well, I think we do."

Congress' current approval rating is 19 percent.

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