Pelosi Gives Big Pay Day To Who?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced that the House will raise its staff salary cap making the maximum salary go up to a whopping $212,100.
According to The Hill, Pelosi wrote in a new letter, “As you know, our hard-working, patriotic Congressional staffers are integral to the functioning of the House of Representatives: ensuring this institution can effectively carry out our legislative and constituent responsibilities.”
“To that end, we must do all we can to retain and recruit the best talent in our nation — and to build a Congressional workforce that reflects the communities we are honored to serve,” Pelosi wrote.
Speaker Pelosi raised the maximum salary from last year when it was $199,300.
Staff members in the House can now make more money than the actual lawmakers themselves. Rank-and-file members of Congress make about $174,000 a year and members of congressional leadership make a little more than than.
Speaker Pelosi had also instituted a new minimum $45,000 salary for House staffers in May which was the first time that Congress has had a salary floor.