Thursday, March 9, 2017

Taxpayers Pay High Salaries for Congress to Work 145 Days in 2017 Report

Image result for 115th us congressThis report provides basic information on congressional salaries and allowances and recent
First, the report briefly summarizes the current salary of Members of Congress; limits or
prohibitions on their outside earned income, honoraria, and tax deductions; options for life and health insurance; and retirement benefits.
Second, the report provides information on allowances available to Representatives and Senators to support them in their official and representational duties. These allowances cover official office expenses, including staff, mail, travel between a Member’s district or state and Washington, DC,equipment, and other goods and services. Although the House and Senate allowances are structured differently, both are determined by formulas based on variables from the district or state (i.e., distance from Washington, DC).
Third, the report lists the salaries of Members, House and Senate officers and officials, and salary limits for staff of committees and Member offices.
Additional information on many of these topics may be found in reports referenced throughout