Congressional Pay and Perks

Congressional Pay and Perks : Salaries, Pension and Retirement, Franking, Travel, and Other Benefits for U.S. Senators and Representatives

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Congressional Pay and Perks, part of the Government Series from TheCapitol.Net Congress is required by Article I, Section 6, of the Constitution to determine its own pay. Allowances are available to Representatives and Senators to support them in their official and representational duties as Members. These allowances cover official office expenses, staff, mail, and other goods and services. Congressional pensions, like those of other federal employees, are financed through a combination of employee and employer contributions. After Members of the House leave office, they are afforded certain courtesies and privileges. Some are derived from House Rules, but many are courtesies that have been extended as a matter of custom. Former Representatives who become lobbyists have limited privileges. Summary Table of Contents Ch. 1. Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2009," by Ida A. Brudnick Ch. 2. Salaries of Members of Congress: Payable Rates Since 1789 and Recent Adjustments," by Ida A. Brudnick Ch. 3. Congressional Salaries and Allowances," by Ida A. Brudnick Ch. 4. Legislative Branch Staffing, 1954-2007," by R. Eric Petersen Ch. 5. Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress," by Patrick J. Purcell Ch. 6. Brief Facts About Congressional Pensions," by Patrick J. Purcell Ch. 7. Selected Privileges and Courtesies Extended to Departing and Former Members of the House of Representatives, by Mildred Amer Ch. 8. Former Speakers of the House: Office Allowances, Franking Privileges, and Staff Assistance, by Matthew Eric Glassman Ch. 9. Franking Privilege: An Analysis of Member Mass Mailings in the House, 1997-2007, by Matthew Eric Glassman Ch. 10. Congressional Official Mail Costs, by Matthew Eric Glassman Ch. 11. Franking Privilege: Historical Development and Options for Change, by Matthew Eric Glassman Ch. 12. Members of Congress Who Die in Office: Historic and Current Practices, by R. Eric Petersen and Jennifer E. Manning Ch. 13. Congressional Deskbook: Ch. 1, "Being a Member of Congress," by Michael L. Koempel and Judy Schneider Ch. 14. Congressional Deskbook: Ch. 5, "Supporting Congress: Allowances and Staff, by Michael L. Koempel and Judy Schneider Ch. 15. Congressional Deskbook: Ch. 6, "Supporting Congress: The Capitol Complex," by Michael L. Koempel and Judy Schneider Ch. 16. Resources from TheCapitol.Net Web page: FAQ: Pay and Perquisites of Members of Congress Capitol Learning Audio Course Congressional Pay and Perks, ISBN: 1587330873 What Your Member of Congress Can Do for You: Gallery Passes, Flags, Presidential Greetings, and Help with Federal Agencies, ISBN: 1587330733 Live Training Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations Advanced Federal Budget Process The President's Budget Capitol Hill Workshop 17. Other Resources Links to much more information about Congressional pay and perquisites, including link to complete Table of Contents, is available at
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  • 210.82 x 279.4 x 20.32mm | 703.06g
  • TheCapitol.Net, Inc
  • Alexandria, VA, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1587331659
  • 9781587331657