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Sunday, October 26, 2003

Senate pay raise

From the Marie Really Needs A Raise Department, probably by now, everyone knows the U.S. Senate voted itself a $3,300 pay increase this week. When the raise takes effect, the rank and file senators will earn $158,000.00 a year. In Illinois, Democratic Senator Durbin voted for it and Republican Senator Fitzgerald voted against it. (Sorry, no link on the vote.)

Additional information on presidential and congressional salaries and pension can be found at the Internet Public Library.

A history of congressional pay from 1789 to present can be found at CongressLink.

See also, MiningCo.com for a brief write-up of Salaries and Benefits of U.S. Congress Members.

Posted by Marie at October 26, 2003 10:34 AM


Man, I would be making 158K too, if I could vote myself a pay raise! ALl that, plus the perks and they aren't really doing anything "for the people" anymore.

Posted by: Doc at October 26, 2003 11:09 AM

U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull pledges not to take any salary or compensation as a Senator until they enact meaningful health care reform. He's got a plan, too. Check out www.thehullplan.com.

Posted by: John at October 26, 2003 6:53 PM