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[Excerpt] This report contains information on the pay procedure and recent adjustments. It also contains historical information on the rate of pay for Members of Congress since 1789; the adjustments projected by the Ethics Reform Act as compared to actual adjustments in Member pay; details on past legislation enacted with language prohibiting the annual pay adjustment; and Member pay in constant and current dollars since 1992.


Suggested Citation
Brudnick, I. A. (2014). Salaries of members of Congress: Recent actions and historical tables. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.

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