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Congressional Pay

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...

Emily Swanson

Shock Poll: Americans Don't Think Congress Is Underpaid

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Americans do not think Congress is underpaid, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted after outgoing member of Congress Jim Moran (D-Va.) as...

Give Congress a Pay Raise? As If!

Jamison Doran | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Shut down the government? They still collect their paychecks. Waste time voting on a Supreme Court upheld law? Doesn't matter, they can waste all the time they want and still get paid. If only the rest of us had such cushy jobs that rewarded us for not doing a damn thing.

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...

House Leaders Again Move To Freeze Their Paychecks

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House leaders are trying again to stop the automatic cost-of-living pay increase for lawmakers. The proposal wo...

Here's How Much Congress Got Paid During The Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown came to a close early Thursday morning when President Barack Obama signed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceil...

GOP Rep Picks Up Dem Challenger After Shutdown Paycheck Flap

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman who caused a stir after refusing to give up his pay during the government shutdown has picked up a Democratic challenger. ...

Congress Getting Paid During Shutdown Strikes A Nerve

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he'd continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown,...

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...

More Than A Half A Million People Sign Petitions Calling For Congress To Surrender Pay During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

More than 550,000 people have now signed petitions calling for congressional lawmakers to forfeit their paychecks while the government remains closed ...

Republican Won't Give Up Salary During Shutdown Because He Needs To Pay For His 'Nice House'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said this week that there is no way he's giving up his salary during the government shutdown. "Dang straight," he said when...

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...

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...

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...

Let's Just Rename It 'Labor Exploitation Day'

Martha Burk | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Our workers have suffered mightily in the last few years. The $7.25 minimum wage hasn't been raised since 2009. And thanks to the latest corporate cheap trick, even that paltry sum has been further eroded.

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."...

Lawmaker Returns Salary In Sequestration Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

As the effects of sequestration ripple through communities nationwide, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) announced Wednesday that she has returned a porti...

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Supports Withholding Pay

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said on Monday that she supports withholding federal lawmakers' pay if they fail to pass a budget according to a report...

The Best Sequester Idea We've Heard All Day

Posted 03.01.2013 | Miami

A Florida senator wants Congress to pay for its inability to resolve the budget crisis, which may cause almost a million workers to lose a quarter of ...

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...

Productive Or Not, It Pays To Be In Congress

Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

It pays pretty well to legislate in Washington. Members of Congress, both senators and representatives, now make $174,000 a year. Compare that to the ...

The No Budget, No Pay Act

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Both Houses of Congress are currently considering a bill which, in my humble estimation, would be wildly popular with the public -- if they knew about it, that is.

Friday Talking Points -- Cut Congress' Pay!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The winner of the Most Impressive Democrat of the Week this week is Gabrielle Giffords for writing to the "supercommittee" and suggesting the idea that if Congress wants to cut spending, why not cut the pay for House and Senate members?