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Congressional Pay

GOP Rep: Pay 'Not So Much'

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the median household income in 2009 was $49,177, almost $98,000 less than what a member of the House of Representa...

Four Years Ago Today, Hardworking Families Finally Got a Little Help

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

Exactly four years ago, hardworking folks across the country finally got a pay raise ten years in the making. One of the first laws I helped pass, just a couple of months after joining the Senate, was the Fair Minimum Wage Act. And it became law four years ago today.

'Cleaning the Gunk' out of Washington With Transparency and Accountability

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

Accountability goes hand-in-hand with transparency--and Washington needs more of both. That's why I introduced two bills this week to boost accountability and shine more sunlight on government.

Double Congress's Pay

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

We must separate our ire at the Congress of the moment from the nobility of the legislative task performed by the people we choose, and demand that congressional pay be doubled -- at least.

Pay Raises For Members Of Congress Unlikely This Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Yielding to election year reality, the Senate passed a bill Thursday to deny members of Congress a built-in pay raise next year. R...

Time To Stop Paying Lameduck Members of Congress If They Stop Showing Up For Work

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

14 of the 26 non-voting members are lameducks who seem less interested in saving anything except their fat paychecks.