Tag: Congressional Pay and Perks

Frank / Franking Privilege (Congressional Glossary)

Frank / Franking Privilege (Congressional Glossary)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Frank / Franking Privilege A member’s facsimile signature, which is used on envelopes in lieu of stamps, for the member’s official outgoing mail. The “franking privilege” is the right to send mail postage-free. The congressional franking privilege, which dates from 1775, allows Members of Congress […]

Congressional Pay: Lower pay means more corruption?

Congressional Pay: Lower pay means more corruption?

Too much money in politics or too much politics in money? “Hush money–or money for the sewer,” by Frank Beard, Judge V. 5, March 1, 1884, pages 8-9.From Library of CongressFrank Beard (1842-1905). | Interview (1895) First, let me point out that congressional salaries already put members of Congress in the top 5%. So it’s […]

Recent CRS Reports on Congressional Pay and Perks

Recent CRS Reports on Congressional Pay and Perks

From our web site: Pay and Perquisites of Members of Congress, Including A History of House and Senate Salaries (CongressPay.com) photo credit: mootown “Federal Employees: Pension COLAs and Pay Adjustments Since 1969,” by Katelin P. Isaacs, CRS Report 94-971 (13-page PDF ) “Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2011,” by Ida A. Brudnick, CRS […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 27 (27th Amendment – Limiting Congressional Pay Increases)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 27 (27th Amendment – Limiting Congressional Pay Increases)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 27 (Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Amendment XXVII. (Limiting Congressional Pay Increases) Originally proposed Sept. 25, 1789. Ratified May 7, 1992. No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.     The 27th Amendment Explained: […]