Georgia Governor Demands Answers From Biden in Scathing Letter About Student Killing
Trump Reveals What He Hopes to Say to Joe Biden Soon in SC...
Nikki Haley Couldn't Break 40 Percent in Her Home State...And She Went Wild
Trump Demolishes Nikki Haley in South Carolina
Why This Death of a Nonbinary Teen in Oklahoma Got the Liberal Media...
LIVE RESULTS: South Carolina GOP Primary
Coddled To Death: Mental Illness, Illegal Aliens and the Democratic Party
You Need to Die
A Quick Bible Study Vol. 206: The Tower of Babel – The Lesson...
Pastors and Christian Ministers, Don’t Tie Your Reputation to a Political Leader
Only Conservatives Can Save the Affordable Connectivity Program
Entrepreneurs Are Evil, the State Is Benevolent: A New Study on the Content...
Newsom Says California Is a 'Model' for a 'Safe and Humane Border'
AOC Heckled By Furious Town Hall Attendees: ‘All You Care About Is Illegal...
Here's How One California Politician Responded to the Border Crisis
Tipsheet

Nancy Pelosi Departs Position After Raising Pay for House Staff to $212,000

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Departing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised the maximum rate that lawmakers can pay House staff for a second time this year, totaling $212,000. 

Earlier this year, Pelosi issued a directive that raised the pay rate from $199,300 to $203,700. She also issued the minimum salary pay for House staff of $45,000. 

Advertisement

Pelosi defended her action, saying that it would help Congress retain quality staff who might potentially look for outside opportunities from private employers. 

“As you know, our hard-working, patriotic congressional staffers are integral to the functioning of the House of Representatives," Pelosi wrote in a letter to House lawmakers, adding “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." 

Up until now, there were no rules that required House staffers to be paid a certain amount. House offices were allowed to negotiate staff pay based on the individual. Now, senior staffers can make more annually than their lawmakers who are their employees, in which they are paid $174,000 a year. 

In May, Pelosi said the initiative to increase the pay rate was to expand the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives among the staff. 

Advertisement

A study conducted by the Congressional Progressive Staff Association found that 47 percent of congressional employees struggle to make ends meet, often finding themselves looking for ways to supplement their income. 

Pelosi is gearing up for her final days in D.C., making her exit after she was caught bragging about the Democrat’s huge spending bill, which President Joe Biden just signed from his fancy St. Croix vacation. 

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement