Under the 1946 Legislative Reorganization Act every member of Congress is automatically granted an annual "cost of living adjustment" (a.k.a. a pay raise) of about $1,500. Senators and Representtaives are currently paid $174,000 per year. 2011 will be the second year in a row that Congress has voted to deny themselves the raise.Read Full Article Comments (9)
The House voted today to block an automatic pay raise for themselves that is scheduled to happen next year. Each year, Congress is automatically given a pay raise (a.k.a. a "cost of living adjustment") of about $1,500, but they blocked this year's pay raise last year and with both chambers of Congress now having now passed legislation for 2011, they are set to block next year's raise as well. Senators and representatives currently make $174,000 a year.
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