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GOP Rep 'Ashamed' After Refusing To Give Up His Salary During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) apologized Saturday for previously refusing to give up his congressional salary during the federal government shutdown, decidi...

Dem Rep Introduces Bill To Stop Congress From Getting Paid During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would block members of Congress from being paid during a government shutdown. The "No Gov...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Most Want Congress To Copy This Obama Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Americans have mixed reactions to President Barack Obama's decision to return a portion of his salary to the U.S. Treasury, according to a new HuffPos...

A Modest Proposal

Robert Brustein | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Brustein

I herewith submit a modest proposal for helping to relieve the suffering about to be caused by sequestration. The Republicans want to cut government s...

Republicans Should Listen to Grandmaster Flash: "Don't Push Me, Cause I'm Close To The Edge"

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

While many Americans are in the business of trying to figure out how to get our personal fiscal houses in order, after we wrecked them in love and gifts, nothing can make it more difficult than thinking about the money that won't come during tax time.

Too 'Poor' To Work On Capitol Hill?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The talk about money in politics doesn't usually extend to talking about whether those who work in politics have a right to complain abo...

Arthur Delaney

Living Large on Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

Last year, 21 freshman members of the House of Representatives made a show of sleeping in their offices. Instead of renting apartments and living ...

Arthur Delaney

'No Show, No Pay Act' Is Latest Longshot Bill To Cut Congressional Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill to dock pay for members of Congress who miss votes is the latest token effort to cut congressional salaries. "Our primary dut...

Why Congress Should Get Paid on Commission

Kelly Moore | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Kelly Moore

Clearly, Congress needs some motivation. So let's pay them on commission. If they don't produce, they don't get paid. If the current state of affairs is any indication, we'd save a lot of money.