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* * * “There are apparently members of Congress who just sort of get by. And it’s a fact that in this modern era, Congress
Hastings sees a similar problem. "Now where we are headed, is to becoming an elite institution. And I predict 20 years out
Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) apologized Saturday for previously refusing to give up his congressional salary during the federal government shutdown, deciding instead to have his paycheck withheld until the shutdown is over.
"It's a shame that it took massive public outcry for Congressman Terry to realize what everyday Nebraskans already know: voting
The "No Government – No Pay Act" would stop members from being paid their salaries for as long as a shutdown continues. While
About 15 percent of respondents to another recent HuffPost/YouGov poll volunteered either Obama's or Congress' salaries when
I should confess that making politicians pay for their mistakes is not an original idea from me. In fact, the cut in political
While many Americans are in the business of trying to figure out how to get our personal fiscal houses in order, after we wrecked them in love and gifts, nothing can make it more difficult than thinking about the money that won't come during tax time.
In a recently published piece, Kimberlee Stiens, a 26-year-old writer and office manager for the Marijuana Policy Project
Our lawmakers certainly don’t need to work hard to get to the office or to get around. A private subway system, built in
Boustany is running against fellow Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry for a redrawn congressional district. Landry, who
Clearly, Congress needs some motivation. So let's pay them on commission. If they don't produce, they don't get paid. If the current state of affairs is any indication, we'd save a lot of money.