House Aides Can Make More Than Lawmakers Due to New Pelosi Order

House of Representatives staffers can make nearly $200,000 a year due to a new order from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi announced this week that her order means staffers can make as much as $199,300 a year. That’s more than virtually all House and Senate members make. Most receive $174,000 a year, though Pelosi earns $223,500 annually and the minority and majority leaders, along with the Senate’s president pro tempore, earn approximately $193,400 a year, according to the Congressional Research Service. “This order will help the Congress recruit and retain the outstanding and diverse talent that we need, as it also helps ensure parity between employees of the House of Representatives and other employees of the Federal Government,” Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues. The order de-links staff pay from the compensation for members, which was recommended by several Democrats, including Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of …Read More

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