As of January 2005, Senators and Representatives receive $162,100 per year. Certain positions have higher rates of pay. The Majority and Minority Leaders in both the House and Senate and the President pro tempore of the Senate earn $180,100. The Speaker of the House earns $208,000.
A table of historic data on Congressional salaries is accessible here.
What if we reduced their pay to $30K a year? Would they recover some of their principles if losing their jobs didn't cause such an economic hit?Posted by Linkmeister at March 14, 2006 09:09 AM | TrackBack