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[Excerpt] This report contains information on the pay procedure and actions and freezes since the last pay adjustment in 2009. 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. (2016). Salaries of members of Congress: Recent actions and historical tables (CRS Report 97-1011). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.

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