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This Bill Would Stop Congress From Getting Paid If Government Shuts Down

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) introduced a bill Friday that would prevent members of Congress from getting paid in the event of a government shutdown. "I...

Janie Velencia

Lawmaker Says Congress Needs A Pay Raise So People Who Aren't Wealthy Can Serve

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) on Monday spoke in favor of a pay raise for members of Congress before the House Rules Committee, arguing t...

Dem Rep Stands By His Claim That Congress' Pay Is Too Low

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

One week after revealing his belief that Congress is "underpaid," Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) stood by that claim, explaining why he's pushing for more com...

Dem Rep Complains That Members Of Congress Are 'Underpaid'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) thinks members of Congress aren't paid enough. Speaking to CQ Roll Call, Moran, who is retiring after this term, said he an...

Here's How Much Congress Has Been Paid During The Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

As the U.S. government shutdown enters its second week and over 800,000 federal workers remain furloughed without pay, members of Congress are still e...

GOP Rep Defends Decision To Keep Her Pay

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

As dozens of members of Congress refuse their pay amid the government shutdown, two members are defending their decisions not to relinquish checks. ...

More Than 170,000 Sign Petition Demanding No Pay For Congress During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

As the federal government shutdown continues with no signs of stopping, tens of thousands have signed a petition demanding that members of Congress re...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Will Refuse Pay During The Shutdown

Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Representative Tulsi Gabbard has vowed to send her paycheck back to the Treasury for as long as the federal government remains closed. In a press rele...

This Is What's Happening To Your Congressman's Paycheck Thanks To The Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

The clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday with congressional lawmakers incapable of reaching an agreement on a short-term measure to fund the government....

Dave Jamieson

Who's Got 2 Thumbs And Still Gets Paid In A Shutdown?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the event of a government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be furloughed, not knowing if or when they'd get p...

Nearly One In Five Members Of Congress Gets Paid Twice

National Journal | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

They draw government pensions from previous work in addition to their congressional salary. The practice is called "double-dipping."...

The Many, Many Proposals To Cut Congressional Pay

Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Arthur Delaney

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced Friday they'll seek a temporary increase in the government's borrowing limit. In return, th...

Obama Orders Pay Raise For Do-Nothing Congress

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave a New Year's gift to returning members of Congress, federal workers and Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, signing an e...